station923 presents A Visibility of Thought

From July 9th- 23rd by appointment only, station923 will host Werner Sun’s A Visibility of Thought, an installation of inkjet mobiles that turns the traditional experience of reading a book literally upside down.  A series of ‘poetry mobiles’ hang from the ceiling low enough that the viewer can read them like books, while a shower of words rains down from a cloud of text fragments.

Originally presented at the Arcades Project on May 6th, in keeping with Arcades Project’s theme of text and artist’s books, Sun built a series of mobiles inscribed with poems written especially for the occasion. These mobiles invert the concept of the artist’s book by turning sculpture into books, and Sun incorporated them into a reading room vignette, where the mobiles took the place of books on the coffee table and chairs.

Above: View of the installation; the work on view at Arcades Project; page from Arcades Project exhibition catalogue

About station923

Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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