Ann Hamilton - reading prints

Archival inkjet print
Edition of 3 + 2 Artist Proofs
Image size: 26.5 x 35.5 inches, Paper size: 36.5 x 4.54 inches

Over time, my question: “What is making?” has enlarged to consider how the act and experience of reading might form the tactile material of my makings.  Though we may sometimes find ourselves reading in public, say on a crowded subway, for the most part when we read we read alone and silently.  We are absorbed between the covers of a book.  And although we might return from reading’s singular immersiveness forever changed, we remain physically unmarked. 
-- Ann Hamilton

reading evidences notations and underlinings in book passages from personal research. In its process of recording, this ongoing series becomes a diary of attention to word, line phrase and meaning as they emerge from the text blocks of a page. Referencing the architectural blue print in color, these archival inkjet prints develop from an original scan of books as Hamilton has marked them through reading.
Ann Hamilton · reading reading... On Touching- Jean Luc Nancy by Jacques Derrida, p. 24-25