Rachel Ossip

Unbearable Lightness

“Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity,
everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.”

– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Though a traditional book is a complete object in a linear sequence, it is comprised of material of endless recombinant potential. How can we change our experience with a text in order to understand its expansive possibility? To view text as texture, a line as physical, and the book as generative rather than singular? To understand it is a physically present material bound only by the constructs of its container? To move through individual lines as though through a landscape, each reading dependent on the path taken? 2013.