WHERE MIMOSA BLOOM
BY RITA PUIG-SERRA COSTA
96 pages, 54 colour plates
5 die cut pages
16.0 cm x 22.5 cm
Hot foil embossed printed textured hardcover
Éditions du LIC 2014
Dealing with the grief she suffered following the death of her mother, Where Mimosa Bloom takes the form of an extended farewell letter; with photography skillfully used to present a visual eulogy or panegyric. This grief memoir about the loss of her mother is part meditative photo essay, part family biography and part personal message to her mother. These elements combine to form a fascinating and intriguing discourse on love, loss and sorrow.
"Where Mimosa Bloom" is the result of over two years work spent collecting and curating materials and taking photographs of places, objects and people that played a significant role in her relationship to her mother. Rita Puig-Serra Costa skillfully avoids the dangerous lure of grief’s self-pity, isolationism, world-scorn and vanity. The resonance of “Where Mimosa Bloom” comes from all it doesn’t say, as well as all that it does; from the depth of love we infer from the desert of grief. Despite E.M.Forster’s words - “One death may explain itself, but it throws no light upon another” - Rita Puig-Serra Costa proves that some aspects of grief are universal, or can be made so through the honesty and precision with which they are articulated.
10:01 pm • 18 October 2014 • 1 note
Le nom qui efface la couleur / Israel Ariño from Israel Ariño Torres on Vimeo.
Le nom qui efface la couleur
Text: Sylvie Durbec
24 × 20 cm. 104 p. Hardback
Translated Description: The series Le nom qui efface la couleur revolves around possible, the possibility of being one thing or another, falling or flying, to stay or disappear … and, in general, the intrinsic freedom that man possesses and places you in a world of contingencies, forcing him to choose between them. The project was carried out in Le Blanc - the place where the color fades - where you can see the cracks in that territory so often forgotten your granite background and their fleeting appearances. Le nom qui efface la couleur is almost an abstraction, a mental state in which to explore the limits of photography, a threshold where attending generating a new kind of place, more vague and ambiguous but also more committed to a land filled with feeling, metaphor and language. The series Le nom qui efface la couleur was made during a residency in Nature Humaine, in the region Centre of France.
Original Publisher’s Description : La serie Le nom qui efface la couleur gira alrededor de lo posible, de la posibilidad de ser una cosa u otra, de caer o volar, de permanecer o desaparecer…, y, en general, de esa libertad intrínseca que posee el hombre y que le coloca en un mundo de contingencias, obligándole a elegir entre una y otra. El proyecto se llevó a cabo en Le Blanc – el lugar en el que se desvanece el color – donde se pueden contemplar los resquicios de ese territorio tan frecuentemente olvidado, su fondo granítico y también sus apariciones más fugaces. Le nom qui efface la couleur es casi una abstracción, un estado mental en el que explorar los límites de la fotografía, un umbral desde donde asistir a la generación de un nuevo tipo de lugar, de carácter más vago y ambiguo pero al mismo tiempo más comprometido con un territorio colmado de sentimiento, metáfora y lenguaje. La serie Le nom qui efface la couleur se realizó en el transcurso de una residencia de artista en Nature Humaine, en la región Centre de Francia. via - http://www.edicionesanomalas.com/?product=le-nom-qui-efface-la-couleur-2
1:06 pm • 17 May 2014
Title: OVERNIGHT GENERATION
Photographer/s: Italo Morales
Contributor/s: Texts by Federico Sicurela & Haris Selmanagic
Dimensions: 16×20 Cm
Edition size: 600
Type of binding: Stitch binding
Type of paper: Body: Hello Fat mat, semi-coated, 135g; “Portrait Story” section: Cyclus Offset recycled 120g; Dust Jacket and 12 pages of Body: Folex 100 & 130 my;
Number of pages: 128
Type of printing: Offset
Number of pictures: 82
Printer: Verlag Kettler
Designer: Francesco Vedovato
Editor: Daria Birang & Italo Morales
Summary: Overnight Generation is a post-clash reportage over the complex shades that being young adults can assume in the contemporary Sarajevo. A research on a fascinating, complex, and often unknown european capital, plagued by what has been acknowledged as the longest siege in modern history.
It appears to be a common belief that Sarajevo is recovering from its post-war trauma, but is that true? And what happened to the children of the conflict? Unlike other efforts that have been done to explore their lives, Overnight Generation does not aim to illustrate the physical damage done to them during the armed struggle, but rather portrays the character of a more subtle violence: the ordinary drama of a post-war existence; a subtle curse that follows every one of the young citizens who had to hide his or her best years behind the curtain of the conflict, and grow up overnight, while the rest of us were sleeping.
Overnight Generation is a book which intent is not to allocate blame, but rather to portray the efforts of a group of fellows, that sometimes could not have the chance to do things better, but in most of the cases exceeded all the expectations. It is a tribute to Sarajevo and to its young citizens: an insight into the lives of those affected by the war, an analysis on how its consequences have grown into a generational disease.
Book link: www.overnightgeneration.com
12:43 pm • 13 May 2014 • 6 notes
By Lillian Wilkie
HERMA brings together photographs taken in Cumbria and in western Turkey during a period of research into marking systems, boundary stones, community monuments and abandoned building schemes, alongside images of studio-based experiments. In lieu of text it reproduces Shelley’s Ozymandias exactly as it appears in the 1993 Sandia Foundation report “Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant”.
(via http://www.lillianwilkie.co.uk/blog/?p=1754 )
12:11 pm • 18 April 2014 • 3 notes
Haiku Folio Enclosure – 2014
By: Stepanka Peterka
Special Edition of III
13.5 x 11.5″ (34,2 x 29,2 cm)
Haiku etched on cover
III archival pigment prints included in each (8 x 10″/20,3 x 25,4 cm)
Made in Oregon by Stepanka Peterka
Inquire to collect (portion of sales forwarded to climate change research)
( via - http://stepankapeterka.com/haiku/)
2:58 pm • 13 April 2014 • 3 notes
Why Art Photography?
London: Routledge Press, 2013
Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography’s expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognized international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way.
This book is ideal for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of photography as an art form.
To order click here
2:51 pm • 13 April 2014 • 4 notes
Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity
Publication Date: 30 Jul 2011
Number of Pages: 352
In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues
2:44 pm • 13 April 2014
STATE OF MIND
Dimensions: 287 x 200 mm
Pages: 112 (79 photographs)
Publication date: December 2013
Limited edition of 500 copies
“Nuno’s images are gorgeous, intensely personal, beautifully abstract, and totally cinematic.
They’re like stills from a classic film that doesn’t exist, or memories from a life-changing journey you never took.”
Gary Hustwit (Filmmaker, director of “Helvetica”)
State of Mind is a photographic series, and ultimately a book, about the individual quality of mysterious strangers.
The images were captured over a period of several years traveling in countries such as Japan, Portugal, Hungary, Malaysia, Spain, South-Korea, Romania, Russia, Taiwan - and what emerged is a visual narrative on the poetic quality of individuality and what it means to be lost in thoughts.
The State of Mind series is about the “thinking moments” and the uncertain atmosphere surrounding the people and places encountered on the way.
10:46 am • 11 April 2014 • 1 note
LAND WITHOUT PAST
Hardbound with screenprinted dustjacket and photo corners.
Every book comes with an original photograph (10x10cms) held by photo corners on the back cover.
80pp 24.5x28cms, colour and b/w images
edition of 700
released in April, first 70 signed and numbered
His first book is a deeply personal photographic essay on growing up in a small village in the north of Germany and a meditation on the relationship contemporary Germany has with its past. Documenting the quiet, precise way in which people conduct their lives, the obsession with making everything new and the almost fearsome stability Ebeling takes us into the life of a hard-working German village. In ‘Land without Past’ contemporary portraits of family and friends are interwoven with images of everyday life in the village from the war years, bridging a gap in personal history.
3:57 pm • 6 April 2014 • 3 notes
Kievbound by Mariya Ustymenko (Antler Press)
Kievbound is a selection of black and white photographs recently included in Mariya Ustymenko’s small publication with Antler Press, Cornwall (2013). Created in the artist’s native city of Kiev, Ukraine, during her teens and early twenties, these images are gathered and reassessed to convey an intimately personal story of growing up. Set against the backdrop of rapidly changing city, the series explores the ever present feeling of transience and the subtle connections that exist between the key characters of its narrative – people, animals, and buildings.
- Edition of 50
- Black & White
- Digital Print
We Are Drifters
To order the zine directly from the published, click here.
2:38 pm • 6 April 2014 • 3 notes
76 pages, 35 photographs
16 x 21 cm
Edition of 300, numbered
Czytelnia Sztuki 2013
The summer ended, but it remains in our memory most clearly. Even though the photographs included in the book come from different periods, they are linked by a common, nostalgic mood. Regardless of the passage of time, we remember summer holidays in a similar way. Time influences the shape of our memories, and it doesn’t spare photographic materials, exposing their fleeting nature mercilessly. In idyllic photographs there appears rapture.
2:38 pm • 6 April 2014 • 5 notes
Fleur van Dodewaard - 131 Variations
17 x 22 centimeter / 288pp + inserted map / colour / hardcover / EN / Design: Hans Gremmen /
“131 Variations” is a reinterpretation of Sol Lewitt’s “122 Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes”. Van Dodewaard set about recreating and photographing the piece seeking to produce an exact copy. But in the process things went wrong: some cubes went missing, others appeared double and previously unknown variants arose. With her “131 Variations” Fleur van Dodewaard demonstrates that the 122 variations listed and presented by Lewitt did not represent an exhaustive spectrum of all conceivable possibilities. Accordingly, the “failure” consciously introduces moments of arbitrariness, inconsistency and irrationality into this aleatory process to allow for an element of coincidence, thereby challenging mathematical logic.
(via Fleur van Dodewaard - 131 Variations)
9:27 am • 28 March 2014 • 2 notes
Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa and Architecture for Travelers
by Joshua Edwards
Edition Solitude, Reihe Projektiv
Publisher: Akademie Schloss Solitude
Designed by Gou Dao Niao
8.4 x 5.4”
256 pages, 177 B&W images
1st Edition, 1000 copies
Broken Spine review:
Joshua Edward’s 40 day journey through the landscape of Texas is diligently documented in his new book (Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa and Architecture for Travelers) which is part of the Architecture for Travelers series. Presented in the format of novel, this book could be read as both prose and poetry in that it is both a literal document of his trip and a visual mediation on the redemptive qualities of self-reflection in the landscape. The book travels with him as he starts at his birthplace and finishes at his new home Marfa. It functions as a personal vision quest, contemplating the transformation of the self into the future through a confrontation with the environment of ones past.
Architecture for Travelers is an upcoming collection of poetry and prose written during a year at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and during a walk across Texas. Many of the poems were made for collaborations with Charlotte Moth (artist), Alan Worn (architect), Lynn Xu (poet), and Peter Jakober (composer). The book will be published in November 2014 in a bilingual German/English edition by Edition Solitude in Stuttgart, and poems from it have appeared or are forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers, Oversound, a chapbook from Private Line, exhibitions in Les Arques and Gourdon in France, and a choral performance in Graz, Austria. You can also pre-order copies of Architecture for Travelers at the orders page, from Amazon, or from Small Press Distribution.
Joshua Edwards directs Canarium Books. He’s the author of two collections of poetry, Imperial Nostalgias and Campeche, and the translator of Mexican poet María Baranda’s Ficticia.
(via Orders — Architecture for Travelers)
Canarium Books (via Books — Architecture for Travelers)
11:30 am • 21 March 2014