Story made of gaps


April 2013


Tree of Codesis an exceptional book. The pages are full of holes, with occasional words here and there, fragmented and scattered.

Safran Foer took his favourite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz and began to cut and to cut, until there arose a new story. Not only the words but especially the holes form new sentences. The book has become a sculpture, cut and chopped, in paper but also in space.

Never before was reading a book such a unique visual experience.


Laura Theng