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Tolerance to Resistance

This project explores the notion of Context Collapsed in communication. Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, I started analyzing nowadays instantaneous reproduction of information. His quote Even the most perfectreproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be made me think of the implications of the reproduction of information related to language.  
By displaying various definitions of the words Tolerance and Resistance used in different contexts, this project aims to show the myriad ways a single message might be understood.
As Tolerance advances and gets closer to Resistance, little by little the readers encounter more perforations in the book. By the end, the pages are almost falling apart, as a way of physically showing the tension existent in between the two concepts. 

© Tatiana Gómez 2021