Sculpture: Gemis Luciani creates stunning objects from humble phonebooks

Date
11 September 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Now that every piece of information you could ever need exists online, printed telephone directories have more or less become a thing of the past. All that remains to be done is notify the phone book publishers that they’ve become obsolete as they still insist on dropping loads of them at my door. For Gemis Luciani this steady flow of phone books is a godsend, and he’s been using the weighty volumes to construct sculptural pieces that experiment with the potential morphological forms of a book, bending, shaping and cutting them into aesthetically pleasing, geometrically challenging works. They’re probably useless when you’re on the hunt for a mechanic but they breathe new life into a medium that feels very much like a product of the past.

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Gemis Luciani: Flexible Shapes

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Gemis Luciani: Flexible Shapes

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Gemis Luciani: Flexible Shapes

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Gemis Luciani: Piece of Space

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Gemis Luciani: Piece of Space

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Gemis Luciani: Piece of Space

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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