This work consists of a series of three hardcover bound volumes that were created using reproductions of the 1962 Canadian Federal Parliamentary Hansards (25th Parliament) —a time when the debate was squarely focused on the Cuban Missile Crisis. From each of the volumes, I selected a phrase that appears in the debate that has resonance with today’s political discourse and landscape, and laser cut the words in a cascading fashion throughout each volume. Each of the 3,463 pages has been individually laser cut before being bound.
10.5" x 7" x 15.5”
The following phrases have been laser cut into Volumes I, II, and III respectively: