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Which came first, the writing or the sculpture?
Neither.
Do you consider yourself an artist or a writer?
Both.
But you have to choose one.
I have.

This is how Three-Dimensional Literature was born.

I pursue visual art and writing independently; other times I unite them. One is not illustrative of the other. I make creative projects as visual installations and as books; sometimes I unite them in performance events. In addition to writing novels, short stories and poetry and making sculpture, installations and multimedia events, I also study theories of literature and visual art and write academic essays and create analytic sculptures. I consciously cross the fields and processes of Literature and Visual Art. Theoretical writing is creative story telling, too. The freedom of short story writers has always attracted me: with each story we can pursue a new character, setting, time period and career. We funnel our passions through a character. When I make installations about mathematics, the saxophone and peptic ulcers people ask me if I am or was a mathematician, a musician and a scientist. You're likely to understand me and what I do differently depending on when we meet.

Something that is often overlooked is that Three-Dimensional Literature is an installation, sculptural, object and spatial medium. That's what makes it three-dimensional. People want to consider hypertext and 3D film techniques as the foundations of Three-Dimensional Literature. While these forms can have a place there, they take place primarily on two-dimensional screens or on flat pages of text. I'm asking Literature to think outside the book, step off the page and read its way into space.

Three-Dimensional Literature is an umbrella term for my work. Sometimes I succeed at making it. Other times I make something else, and that excites me too.

 

 

 

 

 

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