The Infinite Library


Making a virtual tour on the internet, we just discovered this fantastic project: The Infinite Library. The best way to describe the work of artists Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda are Dominikus Müller words for bb5 in March 2008:

‘The book objects (…) are each made from pages of existing books removed from their bindings and rebound as one. Some of these series loosely relate to each other via a third element: geometrical shapes abstracted from the images, computer-edited, and overprinted on the originals. The disparate image stocks become intertwined and open on one another. Having transcended any thematic organization, the loose pages now have the potential to amalgamate into an infinite number of new books. In so doing, they yield a library that defies conventional categorization.’


infinite [in-fin-it]
1. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or size
2. extremely or immeasurably great or numerous: infinite wealth
3. Maths having an unlimited or uncountable number of digits, factors, or terms
infinitely adv

There can be done infinite combinations of pages and themes, like a resemblance of Borges’s The Library of Babel:

“I cannot think it unlikely that there is such a total book on some shelf in the universe. I pray to the unknown gods that some man –even a single man, tens of centuries ago– has perused and read this book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification.”

– Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel”

We leave you with some more images to dream about Borges library and follow up Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda works.







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