The Book Ritual

Entrant 2019

Alistair Aitcheson


An interactive art-piece played using a real-world book of your choice.

Write in your book to tell it about yourself. Deface its pages in creativity exercises, so that your book can understand you. Tear out pages to keep the conversation going, as it reveals to you how it came to be and why it wants to know you.

The Book Ritual is about dealing with loss and accepting change. It is about coming to terms with decisions that can't be undone, and the souvenirs which will lose their meaning to time.