One-Way Street: An Index in Thirteen Parts

An collection of 13 indexes to Walter Benjamin's 1928 writing One-Way Street. The indexes play on Wallace Stevens’ famous poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” each one approaching One-Way Street from a different angle. They catalogue recurring topical, sensory, and poetic elements of Benjamin’s text making imagistic lists which illuminate the variety of ways a reader might navigate a text according to her own preoccupations. The publication is displayed here along with Benjamin's original text and a few accompanying hand-drawn quotations pulled from various works by Benjamin.

Graphite, wood, printed books
Dimensions variable
2008