22 January 2009

world's collide: but not books by color

The Visual Resources Collection at the University of Colorado has recordings of artist lectures and various artist interviews. As Elaine was giving me the tour, I noted that she had a lecture by and interview with Nina Katchadourian, done on 30 March 2004. In the artist lecture, Nina talks about the book projects and then "Carpark" done in San Diego in 1994 with Mark Tribe, Steven Matheson, and thousands of others.

The big joke in classification and cataloging is arranging the books by color. Well, that and how many catalogers does it take to screw in a light bulb? It's interesting to me that Nina has played with arranging books by title and cars by color.

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