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Oh, how great it is when someone understands what I do, probably even more than myself! Few weeks ago journalist Cyrila Ringele met me in my studio and recorded an informal conversation about my work and aspirations for Ours Magazine. Here is the result of her work: http://ours-mag.com/2015/07/21/ours-magazine-meets-linda-toigo/

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Here are some images from the first part of my book alteration workshop, held few days ago at the Westminster Reference Library. Lonely Planet offered a full box of old editions from their archive and that was the starting point of the workshop. I just added some blades, cutting mats and encouragement: the rest came very easily. […]

maelstrom work 11

For this work, representing the immense powerful vortex described in Edgar Allan Poe’s A descent into the Maelström, I wanted to use a traditional printing technique instead of the digital approach used for previous books. I carved the image of a whirlpool into a piece of linoleum and I repeated the same print on each of the 50 pages […]

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Macondo is the very first part of the series Guides to Elsewhere: it was created two years ago for my boyfriend, who had left for a two-month trip to Brazil. Before his trip, I had lent him my brother’s old Lonely Planet: he then bought an updated version of it and left the old one at home. That object […]

labirinth work 12

When King Minos of Crete decided to build a prison to hold the Minotaur in Knossos, he called Daedalus: the skilled inventor created a Labyrinth so intricate, he had to build himself a pair of wings in order to escape it. To be consisted with the classical depictions on coins and pottery,even though both logic […]

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The Immortal is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges and included in a collection, The Aleph, published in 1949; it tells the autobiographical tale of a roman soldier, Marcus Flaminius Rufus, and his quest for a river that gives immortality. After a long journey, he finds the river and a labyrinthic place called City […]

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Erewhon is a 19th Century novel by Samuel Butler; it name is also the name of a fictional country where the novel takes place. The title is meant to be read as “nowhere” backwards even though the letters “h” and “w” are inverted. The book is a satire of Victorian society and describes the peculiarities […]

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