Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles
A counterfeit 1944 first edition copy of Jorge Luis Borges' seminal collection of short stories Ficciones. Inserted into its pages is a forged story written by the artist in Borges' voice, working as a sort of allegory for the artist's practice. The story's protagonist suffers from apophenia, the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena, manifested in a perpetual search for patterns in newspaper images and the sound of white noise on the radio. The project is a meditation on the entanglements between image, text, and the experience of hyperreality. Counterfeit book production by Hazel Mandujano, with a translation by Gala Porras-Kim.