Uninhabited

Abel, Jordan and Ritter, Kathleen and Stefanucci, Tracy. Uninhabited. Vancouver, BC: Project Space Press; Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"Abel constructed the book’s source text by compiling 91 complete western novels found on the website Project Gutenberg, an online archive of public domain works. Using his word processor’s Ctrl-F function, he then searched the document in its totality for words that relate to the political and social aspects of land, territory and ownership. Each search query represents a study in context (How was this word deployed? What surrounded it? What is left over once that word is removed?) that accumulates toward a representation of the public domain as a discoverable and inhabitable body of land." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Artists' publications > Artists' books
All Contributors: Abel, Jordan (Author); Ritter, Kathleen (Author); Stefanucci, Tracy (Author)
Dossier: 410 - ABEL, JORDAN
Collation: xxvii, [208] p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780889229228
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Project Space Press; Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks
Artists: Abel, Jordan
Keywords: COLONIALISM; LANDSCAPE; FIRST NATIONS; WESTERN; TERRITORY
Copyright Statement: Jordan Abel
Notes:

Title written as "Un/inhabited"

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2014 20:16
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 22:50
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/25850
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