Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bible Interrogations

Canned Testaments, 1993Bibles blended into pulp & canned under pressure

as if the laws were malleable by Paula Levine is a collection of over 100 book works each using the bible as the subject and location for investigations and interrogations relating to Judaism, the law, Jewish culture, politics and practices. Produced between 1992-2003, each piece was a bible that served both as the site and subject of a dialogue. Some addressed the law in relation to the body; others were made in response to current political events particularly within the Middle East.

Gulf War Chronicle, 1991 - Elastic bands collected daily from the San Francisco Chronicle each day of the Gulf War