04.07.12 'Expanding into July', review of James Brooks 'The Information Exchange' by Paul Carey Kent for 'Paul's Art World' and Saatchi online magazine

James Brooks: The Information Exchange

Lucy Newman Cleeve’s excellent notes do more justice than I can to the subversive conceptual play behind James Brooks' formally elegant work, a sort of imageless and textless critique of how we use images and text. Thus are newspapers obliterated by their own ink as if in a surfeit of news, stories layered into geometries which emphasise the trammeling formats they must follow; and disparate lives unified by the stripping of 26 biographies’ dust jackets, and the show’s press release turned into a work. There’s sound too, and Phil Spector’s becomes a wall of discord when 21 of his tracks are played at onc

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