Alphabeater/Finnegans Wake

‘One part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot.’ James Joyce on Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake read by James Joyce, arranged for 20-note paper strip musical movement

Finnegans Wake read by James Joyce, arranged for 20-note paper strip musical movement


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Originally uploaded by nicci.haynes

The pianola roll was created by converting the sound frequencies of James Joyce reading from Finnegans Wake into dots on a computer printout (using Ben Fry’s Processing language). I punched holes corresponding to the dots. Joyce reads at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtOQi7xspRc

226631 wakewords

Finnegans Wake: 226631 wakewords

Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake

Wordloosed

Wordloosed

Wayword

Wayword

αβ_06

Hardly holds

αβ_15

Per(f)oration

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αβ_14

αβ_06
αβ_07
αβ_10

αβ_10

αβ_12

αβ_12

αβ_13

αβ_13

Wakebook_cover

Wakebook_cover

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Wakebook_p#

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Wakebook_p##

Image Per(f)oration

Per(f)oration” (detail)

226631 Wakewords (detail)

226631 Wakewords (detail)

Woven hair. size variable, roughly 100cmx200cm (extends to gallery floor/walls. Nicci Haynes 2009

Hardly holds

Detail: wire and paper. Nicci Haynes 2009

Wordloosed

Almost not quite
Detail: Wire on paper. 420x594mm. Nicci Haynes 2009

Wayword (detail)

Etching, solvent release, collage. Print area 30x30cm. Nicci Haynes 2009

Etching, solvent release, collage. Print area 30x30cm. Nicci Haynes 2009

Etching and hair. Print area 30x30cm. Nicci Haynes 2009

Etching and hair. Print area 30x30cm. Nicci Haynes 2009

Etching and hair. Print area 30x30cm. Nicci Haynes 2009

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