Google Books


Hands in books

“Apparition of a distance, however near it may be” (2013) is an ongoing collection of found images that portray Google Books employees physically interacting with books inside the digital space of the book scanner. The workers touching the book objects remain frozen in a certain here and now.

I’ll launch “Apparition…” at the LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, Los Angeles, next week (January 31–February 3).

“Apparition of a distance, however near it may be”
8.5 in. x 11 in.
42 pages, self-cover
Perfect binding
Digital color print-on-demand
Open edition



The Spectral Lens

I’m launching The Spectral Lens (Twenty-Six Stories from the Book Machine) at Offprint Paris next week. I’ll be there with ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative and there’s a book signing on Thursday at 5pm.

More about The Spectral Lens.

Offprint Paris
15–18 November 2012
École des Beaux-Arts
14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris



The spectral lens.


Images from a new project that I’m working on, tentatively called The spectral lens. A collection of images accidentally re-photographed through tissue paper by the Google book scanner, as found in Google Books. Hoping to have this ready as a print-on-demand book for Offprint Paris.