Shoot Reading

Xelis de Toro made this poem for the Press & Release exhibition in the Phoenix Gallery Brighton. He describes the process as follows.

“A collection of books were shot with an air rifle, a .22 rifle and a shotgun. Pages were taken at random from the shot books and collated into another book. A dice was thrown. The number indicated how many pages to turn (in this reading 5). The words which had been shot, or which were nearest to the shot were selected. When the word was not completely legible, a guess was made and these appear in brackets.”