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Heavyweight Journals

Thomas Jones

Ever wondered what to do with all those back issues? Erik Benjamins, a graduate student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has used a decade's worth of October as materials for an art installation. You can adjust the weight of the dumbbells by adding or removing issues.


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  • 23 August 2010 at 9:23am
    A.J.P. Crown says:
    You can adjust the weight of the dumbbells by adding or removing issues.
    Or changing magazines. Try pumping Vogue.

  • 23 August 2010 at 11:43am
    Martin says:
    For the LRB I suggest 'Literary Russian bells'. (Although Literary Russian belles might be preferred by some.)

  • 23 August 2010 at 11:49am
    Geoff Roberts says:
    Now why are they called dumbbells? This looks as if it's a good way to recycle magazines, but books would be better on account of the density. There are an awful lot of MEGAs (Marx-Engels Gesamt Ausgabe) around that would find new life when used as dumbbells, but Marx might find that objectionable.

    • 23 August 2010 at 11:27pm
      Bob Beck says: @ Geoff Roberts
      An example of alienated labour, do you mean? Or reification?