My interest in books in general and artist books in particular are many. Portable by nature, as readers we develop an intimate and enduring bond with them. They suspend our sense of time and space and invite us into realms otherwise unimaginable.
This audio book evolved from a forty-five minute video installation that focused on the life of philosopher and mystic Simone Weil. My interest in Weil stems from her unyielding commitment to human rights, foregrounding all else, including her own life. It seems fitting that her thoughts and ideals, which were typified by self-effacement and asceticism be presented in manner that transcends the material world in some small way.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
© 2008 Loades