Chris Dunsmore – Variations in Repeating for Ears


© 2016

edition of 100

dimensions in inches: 8.5 x 8.5


About this piece:
These are records of a handwriting, of a hand writing, “To appropriately articulate a statement, attach the smallest possible number of simple ideas to its sounds.” I recorded these articulations by attaching a contact microphone to each instrument – crayon, marker, pen, and pencil. I then digitally translated the recorded scratches into images of sound waves. If you look closely, you might hear my hand. Letterpress printed in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Book Arts Program, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Text digitally typeset using Finale Lyrics. Images and text printed from photopolymer plates on Mohawk and French papers.

paper, ink
About the artist:
Lives and works in Petaluma, California, United States

Chris Dunsmore is a writer and bookmaker living and working as a transcriptionist in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received an MFA in creative writing and book arts from the University of Utah in 2014. His writing has appeared in Polaris and Carolina Quarterly, and his bookwork was exhibited in the University of Florida’s Artbound 2014.

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Chris Dunsmore – Variations in Repeating for Ears

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