THE LAST BOOK

 A Project by Luis Camnitzer

The Last Book is a project to compile written as well as visual statements in which the authors may leave a legacy for future generations. The premise of the project is that book-based culture is coming to an end. On one hand, new technologies have introduced cultural mutations by transferring information to television and the Internet. On the other, there has been an increasing deterioration in the educational systems (as much in the First World as on the periphery) and a proliferation of religious and anti-intellectual fundamentalisms. The Last Book will serve as a time-capsule and leave a document and testament of our time, as well as a stimulus for a possible reactivation of culture in case of disappearance by negligence, catastrophe or conflagration.

He aquí que llego a los dominios, a los vastos palacios de la memoria, allí donde se encuentran los tesoros de las imágenes innumerables aportadas por las percepciones multiformesde los sentidos.

Allí están encerradas todas las imágenes que nos formamos, aumentando, reduciendo, modificando de un modo cualquiera lo que nuestros sentidos han alcanzado, y también todos los elementos puestos allí en depósito, en reservas, en tanto que el olvido no los ha tragado y enterrado.

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