ANNABEL FREARSON, Frankenstein 2
Text is the focus of Annabel Frearson's work, and she uses it as a kind of building block or cut up. Here meaning is collapsed, instead these building blocks are pieced together not in a random process but in a process akin to a kind of data-ordering where the possibilities of the text to be re-ordered and restructured are prioritised ahead of meaning. Often reworking texts, such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Frearson uses the original as a kind of expandable database from which words are taken - building blocks used towards the creation of another text from the original. Frankenstein2 or The Monster of Main Stream is the new novel that Frearson is creating using all and only the words from Mary Shelley's 1831 work, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus.