Year: 2020
Edited by Romeu Silveira
14x21 cm, offset printing
on matte paper, 200 pages.
ISBN: 978-65-991687-2-7

$20 USD

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A book about transforming images into lines and patterns. Published in 2020 during the pandemic, we transformed a folder of images with paintings, photographs, maps, sculptures, screenshots and other findings into digital drawings that have been superimposed and reworked in the book layout. The drawings are accompained by the short story written by Jorges Luis Borges that gives the book its name. Borges’ essay is an attempt to convey the character of the man that William Shakespeare was as a human being from what little is known about this aspect of the Bard’s life.The writer is completely in awe by the genius of Shakespeare. But, in the end, he falls back on the fact that there is a lot to be said about the life of Shakespeare’s works, but not much to be said about Shakespeare himself. This fact is evident in the essay, as Borges represents Shakespeare as the face of many, but not the face of himself.

“There was no one inside him, nothing but a trace of chill, a dream dreamt by no one else behind the face that looks like no other face (even in the bad paintings of the period) and the abundant, whimsical, impassioned words. He started out assuming that everyone was just like him; the puzzlement of a friend to whom he had confided a little of his emptiness revealed his error and left him with the lasting impression that the individual should not diverge from the species.”

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