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Coronavirus Genome (Monolith) by Tom Phillips
  • Coronavirus Genome (Monolith) by Tom Phillips

    No.9 of the TYPEWRITTEN series: Coronavirus Genome (Monolith) by Tom Phillips, UK.


    This book contains the complete typewritten Coronavirus genome (29,903 characters), two statements of the author and a printer’s summary.


    “Completed at the start of the lockdown associated with the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK this piece is a meditation, a study in repetition, the starkness of data, the search for patterns, for meaning. “
    “‚Monolith’ is a representation of a point in time. It is a base, a marker, a touchstone around which our changing understanding, our shifting response, our renewed and altered outlooks for the future revolve. It is our response to this virus that matters and will be remembered, as it is that which we ultimately have control over. Our actions hold lasting effect. The virus is a technicality.” 


    This edition of TYPEWRITTEN series is edited and printed by psw and published together with Timglaset Editions, Sweden, March 2021.


    Printed on my Gestetner 320 mimeograph, Handbound edition of 70 copies, 22 pages, A4 size.


    Review by Mike Ferguson


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