The Endless Proverb

 A sentence, an installation and a book. · 2013 – 2015

The Endless Proverb Model of the Universe by John Shipman, 2013-2015

« Sometimes grim, sometimes hilarious, always thought-provoking and hypnotic. »

In November 2015, The Department of Household Sciences & Advanced Proverbs announced the publication of the 300-page, illustrated limited-run print edition of the 10,000-line, ten-hour long text of The Endless Proverb Model of the Universe by John Shipman that was first performed as part of John's participatory installation for Nuit BLanche 2013, Ten Models of the Universe.

« Impressive! Beautifully done. »

For a look inside hour two of The Endless Proverb, download pages 32-33 (2MB).
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A proverb is a book in a sentence.

To order / reserve your copies, please contact John.

John Shipman, Department of Household Sciences & Advanced Proverbs logoISBN: 978-0-9939789-0-6
softcover with partial dust jacket
300 pages, 5.25 x 9 inches
November 2015