Teleks: Gigantic Word Search Contains Every Single Word Jorge Luis Borges Wrote


n the short story “The Library of Babel,” Argentine writer, librarian, and weaver of labyrinths Jorge Luis Borges imagined the universe as a boundless library of adjacent, hexagonal rooms containing every possible book that could ever exist.

With the installation Borges Library, Daniel Temkin, algorithmic artist and theorist, along with writer and artist Rony Maltz, dig into Borges’ fascination with this infinity of words. It takes the form of a gigantic projected word search containing every word Borges wrote, both in his native Spanish and in English translation.

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