BÆBEL

Single pages from IKEA furniture-assembly instructions were mixed together and renumbered. The result is an instructions manual of about 700 pages.

BÆBEL’s name suggests both staggering ambition – and if you followed its instructions, and assembled all IKEA furniture into a single fixture, what could that be but a tower to god? – and its promise of universal comprehension: IKEA’s power is predicated on communicating across languages, which is why its manuals eschew words entirely for these severe and elegant images.

Julia Pelta Feldman

Created during an artist residency at Room & Board, Brooklyn, New York, October 2015. A complete report about my residency can be found at 0x0a.