with sewing machine in a book

When we look at a book on our shelf or lying on a table, we can estimate how long it would take for us to read it or how long it took [the book’s author] to write it by guessing the number of pages it contains. The page of a book is a unit of time as experienced by an individual. An hour or a minute are the same for everyone, but our time on a page is defined by our emotional and physical experience.

Because the sewing machine produces a real three-dimensional line that is able to embrace the two sides of the page as time unit, it includes time and space.

For example, in my book Metamorphosis, when I work on side one of the first page with my sewing machine, I can also imagine what I will probably see on side two as soon as I will be able to turn the page; once there, I am confronted with the memory of the past on side one, and I can proceed sewing on page three, again reaching into page four with my needle. This process is repeated throughout the 16 pages of the book

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