Exercise in not moving #1 (2019)

Re-type a book in its entirety
(ask yourself: am I interpreting or am I copying?)




“If sleep is the apogee of physical relaxation, boredom is the apogee of mental relaxation. Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience.”- Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections

This publication is a reinterpretation (or copy) of Walter Benjamin’s famous essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, reproduced on a partly broken keyboard. It is the first part in the series Exercises in not moving, a playful exploration of the fine line between meaning and meaninglessness, focus and routine, examined through repetitive and performative exercises.

Idea and typing by Jan-Pieter ‘t Hart
Editorial design by Lulu van Dijck
Self-published
Limited edition of 15
11.5×19×0.5cm

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