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Shop > Artists' Books

#10517

Dear,

Artist
Erdem Taşdelen
Price
$15.00
Date
2010
Publisher
NON
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover
Size
21.5 × 28 × 0.5 cm
Length
47 
Description

‘The letters in this project speak to a number of personal romantic events between two people, but are written generically and anonymously. Although at first sight they may seem to be a correspondence, a quick reading reveals that they are actually all written by the same individual. The author has written these letters only to obsessively edit and correct them, in a hopeless attempt to effectively communicate with and understand the anonymous “Dear” that the letters are all addressed to. Since there is never a letter perfect enough to be sent, this activity is a failure in communicating with the Other. Instead, writing is seen as engaging in self-reflexivity, where the process of writing the letters is an inward gaze for the writer.’

  1. Dear,
 

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