These Words

This fragmented narrative was created with the top 100 music chart of my date of birth (14 January 1989) as a collection of poems. Each spread shows the ‘second’ stanza of one of the 100 songs and is decomposed from all the typical elements of a lyric, such as ooh lalala.

The backside of the same spread refers to the artist and title of the song, hiding it from view and keeping the reader in the dark until halfway trough the collection. The book navigates you through the rankings of the chart linked with the page numbers. The rubber band binding makes it easy to disconnect spreads from the book.

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    210 × 148,5 mm

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