Bonsai


Handbound book, 400 pages
5 x 5 x 5.6 cm (2 x 2 x 2.2 in)
Single-channel video, 10m 15s

2018

In this mouth- or palm-sized book is a poem or language game consisting of carefully written and arranged fragments, collected and presented for others to hold, sift through, and reassemble.

Its contents were patterned after this most basic structure of the language of recipes: What is needed? What must be done with it? And to make what? [To] Heat [a] cup of oil [in] a skillet [for] a minute.

By showing one possible result of this aleatory language game, the accompanying video suggests an infinite number of combinations.



To eat is to survive to be hungry
Group exhibition curated by Gary-Ross Pastrana
Mabini Projects (1335Mabini), Manila
11 May - 8 June 2018

Installation photos by Miguel Lorenzo Uy