walked to a bookshop, and grabbed the first book he could find for 3 pence. He started blacking out the words, first with just a pen. It was beginning of a 40-year project now known as A Humument. link
The name, The Humument, is based upon the title of the book, The Human Document, that he found in the secondhand bookshop.
A Human Document. A Hum(an) (Doc)ument. A Humument. link
Here’s one page from that book.
And here’s the same page “treated”, or cut up.
“Very soon after starting the book in the 1960s I dreamed of its use as an oracle, and it has taken 40 years for technology to make that possible.” He is so pleased with the outcome that: “I’ve become my own consumer. Each night after midnight I consult, somewhat furtively (even though alone), the Oracle I have made. I’m often surprised by pages made long ago and almost forgotten, as well as by the sometimes uncanny predictions they offer their maker.” link