Daniel Eatock

daniel@eatock.com

4 Powell Road
London
E5 8DJ
UK

My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.

Please follow me on Instagram. I am reposting works, exploring the things I have made over the past twenty years in preparation for the next twenty years.

Photocopied Dictionary

I photocopied every page of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary onto A4 sheets of paper to produce a stack of more than fifteen hundred pages. This project was inspired by the fact that books are often photocopied for reference. The dictionary is the archetypal reference book. Photocopying it resulted in a handmade duplicate that has more value than the original due to the time and expense invested in making it. The height of the stack makes the volume of information contained in a dictionary—normally disguised by the thin weight of its paper—more tangible and gives it more weight physically and conceptually.