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Ever wondered what to do with all those back issues? Erik Benjamins, a graduate student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has used a decade’s worth of October as materials for an art installation. You can adjust the weight of the dumbbells by adding or removing issues.

Dumbbells (October Journals and Hardware, 9” x 7” x 19” each, 2010) by Erik Benjamins

Comments on “Heavyweight Journals”

  1. A.J.P. Crown says:

    You can adjust the weight of the dumbbells by adding or removing issues.
    Or changing magazines. Try pumping Vogue.

  2. Martin says:

    For the LRB I suggest ‘Literary Russian bells’. (Although Literary Russian belles might be preferred by some.)

  3. Geoff Roberts says:

    Now why are they called dumbbells? This looks as if it’s a good way to recycle magazines, but books would be better on account of the density. There are an awful lot of MEGAs (Marx-Engels Gesamt Ausgabe) around that would find new life when used as dumbbells, but Marx might find that objectionable.

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