Codex is an exhibition-manifesto conceived by the French artist Pierre Leguillon. It is a salon-style installation of more than 40 artworks, ranging from photographs to drawings to prints. It is inspired by the book form, but contains no books. Instead it focuses on two-dimensional works and videos that in various ways deform and fragment the book.
Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate traditional books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.
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