Antagonistic Books

January 19th, 2010

Antagonistic Books is a set of two books made by Zach Gage. They turn the emotions and actions surrounding the banning of books into physical objects that undermine the user. The first book, Danger, reenacts what has historically been done to dangerous literature, self-immolating when opened. The second book, Curiosity, represents the notion that many book-banners feel, that the true danger of literature is that once you’ve opened a book you have been forever changed and can never go back. Emulating this notion, Curiosity can never be closed. Once opened, it is locked in an open position forever.
You find instruction to make them yourself here and here.

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