Deep Fried Books


John LaFalce and Drew Matott are two artists who set out to create something as a “commentary on America’s obsession with an unhealthy lifestyle, unstable foreign policy and blatant disregard for intellectualism.”

What they came up with was to produce “an edition of altered books that were battered and deep fried.”

Back in May as part of Chicago’s Columbia College’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival LaFalce and Matott cooked up 100 books, vacuum-sealed them, signed them and sent them into the world.

Here is a visual tour:

Baste

Fry

Seal

and take home

I wonder if these would be eligible for the various Edible Book festivals? Maybe a special cardiac category is in order.

Flickr set of the Chicago Book Fry
Images from a Chicago Public Radio coverage

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