Robert Reid’s Digital Designs, presented by McGill Library’s Special Collections

McGill Library’s Special Collections blog has a new blog post about Robert Reid’s digital designs by David Bellman, Research Curator, CAUSA / Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts.


Here is an excerpt:

The term “typographical image” has been adopted as a descriptor for identifying the densely self-contained digital-experimental designs that Robert R. Reid has produced in close collaboration with CAUSA –for purposeful use within variable curatorial research projects (including the current, ground-breaking exhibition at McGill  Library). And that carefully conceived nomenclature links, concisely/expansively, to this lucid epigram by the Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu:

People cannot see themselves in running water. They see
themselves in still water, for only stillness can see stillness.

To further clarify a long-term, self-sustaining function for Reid’s rigorously committed USE OF THE AESTHETIC, an observation by Carl Sandburg can be constructively evoked. He connects us to Reid’s capacious creativity with a specific insight:

The inexplicable is all around us. So is the incomprehensible.
So is the unintelligible.

You can read the full post here.

They also extend the following invitation to see the current exhibit of Reid’s work that is on until August 31, 2017:

Please come and visit the Rare Books and Special Collections, located on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building in order to enjoy these and further digital designs, part of the on-going  Robert R. Reid Touch Table Exhibit.