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.closed work_ is a series consists of deploying a simple intervention towards appropriating certain texts in order to problematize their aims, what they offer, the circumstances they give rise to, the arguments that develop around them and the related politics thereof_

. spiral binding, one of the methods used to retain the integrity of a text that is reproduced through mechanical means, is applied to both edges rather than one, thus bringing about a deconstruction of the physical form that had emerged as a result of the reproduction of the text. this renders the text in an unworkable, indeed, unreadable form; transforming it into nothing but a visual object_

.closed work_ is an ongoing project by .-_-.. it can be applied to many other texts. everyone is also free and encouraged to appropriate this .copyleft!_ work and “close” other texts.

. you can check to web pages for the recent .closed work_ by by .-_-. following the links on the right_

. . closed work_ is .copyleft!_ and there are also instructions for you to make one .closed work_ for yourself on the free/open content page_

. as of december 2010, there are 3 .closed work_ by .-_-.

.closed work: mapping benjamin: the work of art in the digital age_
The book “Mapping Benjamin: Work of Art in the Digital Age” (Stanford University Press); binding in boards.
22,5 x 15 x 2 cm
.copyleft!_ , .-_-. , 2006

.closed work: law on intellectual and artistic works_
PDF printout of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works: FSEK text copied from the Regulations Information System of the General Directorate of Regulations Development and Publication (http://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/ [3.10.2010]) and converted into PDF through formatting on OpenOffice.org software; plastic spiral-bound on both sides.
16 x 12 x 1,5 cm
.copyleft!_ , .-_-., 2010

.closed work: the constitution of the republic of turkey_
PDF printout of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey (TBMM General Directorate of Laws and Decisions, TBMM Printing House, September 2010, Ankara http://www.tbmm.gov.tr/anayasa/anayasa_2010.pdf [3.10.2010] ) ; spiral-bound on both sides.
18 x 17 x 1 cm
.copyleft!_ ,.-_-., 2010