Tom Bendtsen

Posted by Fabio 1 December 2009

Danish installation artist Tom Bendtsen started creating these ‘book sculptures’ called Arguments in the late 90’s. Here is Bendtsen’s explanation behind the pieces: “These towers are an attempt to make physical the Argument. History and the interconnectivity of subject binds these earlier pieces together, as titles play off one another across the surface of each work. These structures are at once cohesive and fragile. The more recent book structures have become concerned with colour and form as a method of ordering the texts, creating a chaotic interconnectivity between subjects across each surface. Most recently the works are concerned with colour and form exclusively, any historical connections are left to chance. The books are used as pixels to create an over-all landscape image”.