Synopses & Reviews
For over twenty-five years, David Byrne has focused his unique genius upon forms as diverse as disco, architectural photography, and PowerPoint. Now he presents what may be his most personal work to date, a collection of drawings and diagrams mapping the strange corners of his mental landscape. Itand#8217;s an eclectic blend of faux science, automatic writing, satire, and an attempt to find connections where none were thought to exist and#151; a sort of self-therapy, allowing the hand to say what the voice cannot. Irrational logic, itand#8217;s sometimes called. It's the application of logical scientific rigor and form to basically irrational premises. To proceed, carefully and deliberately, from nonsense, with a straight face, often arriving at a new kind of sense. The world keeps opening up, unfolding, and just when we expect it to be closed and#151; to be a sealed, sensible box and#151; it shows us something completely surprising.
Byrneand#8217;s enigmatic, enchanting collection teaches us that there is absolutely no reason to discount anything, of any type, anywhere.
Journeys inside the mind of the enigmatic co-founder of the Talking Heads in a compilation of drawings and diagrams that capture his most personal feelings, creativity, and mental landscape.
Allowing the hand to "say" what the voice cannot, this book is an eclectic blend of faux science, automatic writing, self-analysis, and satire.