The title of this book can describe the concept of the entire paper cup book series — the idea of... Read More
The title of this book can describe the concept of the entire paper cup book series — the idea of excess material. I was taking essentially rubbish (what Kurt Schwitters called merz). I like the idea that disposable tableware is based on the same material as in books — a paper. But the dishes in this case are something very fleeting, something that should become garbage, that is, leave the field of our attention, disappear. A book, on the contrary, is a durable subject, it is something that we must look at, it's an object of close attention. Thus, I seem to erase these conventional boundaries, turning one into another.
The title of the series (halfmilkshakespeared) was given by the third book, the main element of which was a half-portrait of Shakespeare. A play on words, in which halfness, milkshake, and Shakespeare were mixed. In my opinion, it's perfectly conveyed the idea of the project — books made from paper cups. Milkshake here is not only a drink that could once have filled one of these cups, but it's the collage itself, that mix of pieces of paper, colors, letters, words, meanings that filled the cups-pages of books.