Last night my friend Mak asked me to join him for the opening of a new art installation by Haveit Neox at Split Screen, ‘Bleeding Books‘.
As I always enjoy Haveit’s work I was excited to go see this new work and… did not get disappointed!
Upon arrival, the landing point is in the sky on a platform where the story of Bleeding Books begins, you are offered a notecard with some information about the artist and the art work.
Funny enough, before I even read the notecard – as I was busy zooming around with my camera – I said to Mak that the letters falling out of the huge floating book, like a waterfall of words, reminded me of President Trump’s Twitter that day. Funny how that works, because when I opened the notecard I read Haveit’s thoughts on the work:
‘Bleeding Books’ begins in the sky, and drops to the large fortress at ground level. It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language. What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm. In the exhibit, the texts of books bleed falling letters of the alphabet, for they can no longer contain any structure of value’.
I’ve made a video, because I wanted to show the animated letters falling out of the books:
Bleeding Books is certainly worth a visit! Take your time to wander around and just…enjoy!