I have finally more or less finished this artist’s book on Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Destructive Character’. I am mightily relieved as the conference paper is a week on Sunday and I have run out of time to do any more on it. I really love the finished piece, and feel very sure that it is not the last thing I will do on the subject – I have just found Susan Sontag’s essay on Benjamin which needs to be worked in, for example. So, this is all a bit in haste, but it is what I have been working on. I can’t take the book with me because it is enormous and heavy, so I have had to make some touch pieces which I will put in a later blog. I had a year to do this, and here we are – right down to the wire, as they say. So here are my not very brilliant pictures. I don’t have time for much of a commentary, but I hope you just like looking at the photos.
I absolutely love working with Benjamin’s ideas, in fact, he is my unlikely muse. So, even though this mammoth project is over, our love is here to stay.