Book as Time-Space Sequence

Carrión unmoors the book from its more conventional definition as a material support for texts and images by reimagining it as an arrangement of spaces and temporalities.

“A book is not a case of words, nor a bag of words, nor a bearer of words,” he argues. The book, recast by artists like him as a self-sufficient and autonomous form, as a “volume in space,” becomes the ground for exploring a whole array of temporal, spatial, and material questions.

Carrión crafted, collected, and conceived books that challenge and reshape the relationship between a book and its reader: books where an overall concept is revealed through the progression of each page; books where each page offers different colors, textures, and tactile stimuli; books than unfold into real space and transform the reader into an active participant.