Willem Boshoff has been writing dictionaries and concrete poetry since 1977. He combines these two esoteric disciplines in the making of three-dimensional 'books' so large that one may walk around in them. His exhibition Licked
is a combination of such written visual poetry and three-dimensional encyclopædic installations. Boshoff's first dictionary dealt with colour terms and, over the years, he has prepared dictionaries of 'manias and phobias', 'morphology', 'psychological terms', 'rhetoric', 'the eye and vision', 'difficult English', '-ologies and '-isms', 'strange financial terms', 'monsters and demons', 'objectionable terms,' 'rude names' and 'winds of the world'. Many of these have become major installations.
Published by Michael Stevenson | Catalogue 2, 2003
Softcover, 32 pages | Price: R80