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Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2044-3714
  • E-ISSN: 2044-3722



This article draws on the ‘TypeBound’ art exhibition (Spring 2009, University of Central Florida) to examine a series of issues that emerge out of renegotiating the meaning of museum space as a performative and creative environment. The article discusses the ways in which ‘TypeBound’ engages in interdisciplinary artistic explorations to approach books as sculpture, writing and typesetting as a visual encounter for both artists and viewers and reading as a performative act. What are the tensions in integrating literal, visual and performative possibilities of ‘book’ art to dialogue with the museum visitor/viewer/spectator/reader? And what are the complications that are triggered by the reimagining of the cultural significance of written word when literary text is viewed as an interplay between literature and visual art in a performative museum space?


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