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A Mexican Artist Shows The Power Of A Book By Distorting The Base Of A Brick Wall

Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake transforms literature into sculpture with his newest piece of installation art, titled The Castle.
Blake’s work indicates the huge impact that a publication has on our society. His project introduces a wall of bricks that at first sight may look like any ordinary construction but when you look up close you notice a single publication at the base of the structure, and it manages to curve an entire 75-foot-long wall. Putting there between the floor and bricks is a novel ‘The Castle’ by Franz Kafka. The novel itself is regarded as approximately non-transparent and frequently unresponsive bureaucracy and the struggles that lie within this system.

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Franz Kafka’s individual life is the main inspiration of his job — that introverted author spent most of his life in solitude and just a little quantity of his work had been published during his life.

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This isn’t the first time that Jorge Méndez Blake is motivated by literature, and it has the impact to society. On his website, you’ll be able to locate more three-dimensional installations that are inspired by different literary writers such as George Perec, Jule Verne, and Jorge Luis Borges. Check out the installation for yourself below.

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h/t my modern met