University of Iowa

01_D_cataloged and 02_D_cataloged

Barbuzza art at Main Library
Building
Medium
cut and folded withdrawn books, fabric, leather, steel, plywood
Status
Active
Date
2014
Description
Since 1988, Barbuzza has explored the use of books as sculptural objects. She alters found books either by transforming their conventional format or by adding new elements to the original materials. The process results in a dichotomy expressed by the book as meaning of as an object, adding a more complex reading to the work.

01_D_cataloged and 02_D_cataloged were designed for the Madison Street lobby. Barbuzza worked with withdrawn books from the UI libraries, using the books as a metaphor for the transition from the book object to the digital information and for the shifts on reading spaces.