The three books are a series of prints using metal type border units to represent the disruption caused by borderlines that are drawn with no relation to the land or the inhabitants they cross. The units move with every page and each book illustrates a different type of disruption. The first border enforces a gradual merging of units; the next shows the spread of one ornament, taking over the area of the other. The last shows movement that pushes one unit out to the edges of the grid.
“Lines of occupation do not only connect, they also divide, cutting the occupied surface into territorial blocks. These frontier lines, too, built to restrict movement rather than to facilitate it, can seriously disrupt the live of inhabitants whose trails they happen to cross. They are lines, as the novelist Georges Perec has observed, ‘for which millions of people have died’.” Tim Ingold, A Brief History of Lines.