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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Move Over, Damien Hirst

You know, of course, that Douglas Coupland was the author who coined the immortal term "Generation X". But then, coming up with newer ways to grip the public's imagination through writing alone must be very trying. So this is what the man is chewing on nowadays:

"Using Google to translate texts out of and back into English, then photocopying the results on every available colour of Kinko's paper, he winds up with large mosaic text paintings, coolly seductive and visually pleasing textual hacks. Coupland extends the idea of translation with his collection of wasp's nests, each constructed from 'hand-chewed' copies of his first novel, Generation X."


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