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by [Dobbin Books] Robbin Silverberg

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Brooklyn, New York:: Dobbin Mill ,, 1995-96.. Series of 3. 8 x 5" paper-covered wrap around case with magnetic closure. Two books, each 2 x 4.25", 28 pages, and each laid in a slide out drawer. Dobbin Books: "Two matchbox-like containers are held together by the concertina-form made of human hair looking like an exquisite brush. The boxes each contain a book, bound on leather cords with waxed linen thread. The texts within each book, sewn with human hair and copper wires, resonate in their similarities but, like the expansion and compression of the ‘brush,’ vary in their meaning and intention. "Text 1: I feel only sadness after I speak to her. Softly. "Text 2: I feel only sadness when I speak to her. Gently. Robbin Silverberg: “Brush is an early work that focuses on word cognition. In this case, can words really communicate deep feelings? By changing two minor words in an emotionally charged sentence, the meaning and intention is altered. Also, it is a book that looks at the texture of language and makes equivalents to actually texture , of the human hair / of copper wire … Like the pull and push of this accordion, the two sets of words pull and push as they try to contain or/and present feelings. Lastly, this is not a book that is based only in intellectual exercise. The emotions expressed are real and personal - … “


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