As text migrates to the digital universe, this series considers the “empty” page itself as an object of contemplation. Today, printed text is offered to us in many forms, increasingly electronic, and this is generally efficient, timely and cheap. I am intrigued, however, by the paradoxical “charge” possessed by the sheet of paper, even empty of text. It is, after all, a format in which we have registered thoughts and histories for hundreds of years, a (rec)tangle of plant fibres that we sense with our bodies and whose imaginative space invites our entry. A sheet of paper can challenge us to be fully present.

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