Facing pages is a performance delivered by James Langdon & Stuart Whipps as part of the OpenBooks exhibition in September 2011 at the Cneai, Paris.
This video is a selection of moments, extracted from the original piece (12min.)
What if the visual-verbal essay were to become one of the defining short genres of intellectual debate in the human sciences? Or is it already–if not in print then at least in public speaking–beckoning toward a fusion of the horizons of the verbal and visual, thanks to the increasing ubiquity of slide shows in the delivery of professional papers?
Spread from ‘The Medium is the Massage’
Does one really “read” in any ordinary sense of the term given the cognitive pace and the prevalence of non-linear page scanning on the part of many users? Is the true model for swiping the machine reading of credit cards and smart id’s?