©2020 Jen Fullerton

Loss, in translation

Inkjet printed copy paper, sewn into book forms, watercolour


This work examines the loss of books, knowledge and memory – and the accompanying grief. Each of the books represents one of the five stages of grief. The text in each book is a word or phrase associated with that stage, translated into binary code – a ‘language’ only easily read by digital means. The colour of each book was chosen by Googling, ‘what colour is each stage of grief?’ and following the first random, unreviewed link I found – in itself a demonstration of the erosion of knowledge.