This 240 page monograph collects 16 projects with accompanying essays by artist/photographer Darin Boville. The artist's approach, broadly, is computational—he sets up parameters for the projects and then follows those parameters, allowing them to guide the visual and physical aspects of the work. The projects take a number of forms, including one that is printed as computer code in gloss varnish on otherwise blank pages.
We used the philosophy of “content everywhere” as our guiding principle. There is text and images as expected, of course. But there are also different images printed as only varnish. There are canonical works of literature hidden in static on the case and the endpapers. Images made of microscopic text. And the book is printed with stochastic screening so the resolution of all this detail can be maintained.
“To put it all much more succinctly—the images, the essay, the book itself—everything—became less and less a book about my work than a work in and of itself.”—Darin Boville