Front cover image for Tattered sails : (after un coup de des)

Tattered sails : (after un coup de des)

Print Book, English, [2018]
Above / ground Press, Ottawa, ON, [2018]
[6] unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
9781988495651, 1988495652
A visual interpretation of Marcel Broodthaers's response to Stephane Mallarme's "Un coup de Dés jamais n'abolira le Hasard". In 1969, Broodthaers published an edition in which he replaced all of the text in Mallarme's poem with black bars the size and shape of the original's writing. The resultant text highlights the radical layout of Mallarme's poem, with reading across 2-page spreads, shifting type sizes and a shifting reading diction. With 'Tattered Sails' the author has continued the tactile treatment of this poem by folding the double-sized pages of Broodthaers' poem (suggesting the hang and fold of sails on a mast), shifting Broodthaers' bars in to the heaving beams and broken masts of a ship-wreck of meaning