Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Brian Dettmer the Book Cutter

Brian Dettmer is an artist who will take an old type of media, be it an old tape cassette or an old textbook, dissect it and reassemble it into an amazing work of art. A good quote I found to describe him was: "Atlanta artist Brian Dettmer plays with this perception shift that befalls outmoded media. He reconfigures these junky anthropological relics, pulling out the timeless bits that their former shells prevent us from seeing." [VIA]

The way he has played with a book's multitude of layers is brilliant and almost gives you a visual insight into the contents of what was once just a "boring" textbook, that you had to read in order to see the pretty picturs.

To see more of his work, jump to HERE.