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From the Ted Talk "Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as art"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'm an artist and I cut books. This is one of my first bkoo works. It's called "Alternate Route to klndogeew." I wanted to create a stack of books so that somebody could come into the gallery and think they're just looking at a regular stack of books, but then as they got clerso they would see this rough hole carved into it, and wonder what was phgiapnne, wonder why, and think about the material of the book. So I'm interested in the texture, but I'm more interested in the text and the meigsa that we find within books.

Open Cloze

I'm an artist and I cut books. This is one of my first ____ works. It's called "Alternate Route to _________." I wanted to create a stack of books so that somebody could come into the gallery and think they're just looking at a regular stack of books, but then as they got ______ they would see this rough hole carved into it, and wonder what was _________, wonder why, and think about the material of the book. So I'm interested in the texture, but I'm more interested in the text and the ______ that we find within books.

Solution

  1. images
  2. closer
  3. book
  4. happening
  5. knowledge

Original Text

I'm an artist and I cut books. This is one of my first book works. It's called "Alternate Route to Knowledge." I wanted to create a stack of books so that somebody could come into the gallery and think they're just looking at a regular stack of books, but then as they got closer they would see this rough hole carved into it, and wonder what was happening, wonder why, and think about the material of the book. So I'm interested in the texture, but I'm more interested in the text and the images that we find within books.

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Important Words

  1. artist
  2. book
  3. books
  4. called
  5. carved
  6. closer
  7. create
  8. cut
  9. find
  10. gallery
  11. happening
  12. hole
  13. images
  14. interested
  15. knowledge
  16. material
  17. regular
  18. rough
  19. route
  20. stack
  21. text
  22. texture
  23. wanted
  24. works