Curated by one or two of Alex Kostiw's senses.
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30, April 2013 April 30, 2013 2013年4月30日

In the Penal Colony. Polina Joffe's work is gorgeous in its thoughtfulness — the kind of books-as-art-objects, form-reflecting-content work that drives me crazy with joy.

Small piercings are used to underline the text of Kafka’s In the Penal Colony. The subtle color is used to emphasise the story, that is generally considered horror, to be somewhat light in feel. Kafka’s writing has elements of dark humour and great irony. The colour is hidden in between the pages and is barely noticeable when reading and only sometimes a hint of colour will peek through a pierced hole. Bible paper is used to reference the Biblical themes of the novella.