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The amazing box o' ballots : also featuring- the counterator & the votometer and many more / [Juli Haas]
Bib ID 6183143
Format BookBook
Author
Haas, Juli, 1952-2014
 
Description [Melbourne] : J. Haas, 2012 
1 v. : ill. ; 24 x 21 x 10 cm. 
Summary

A box format artist's book with a cover like a Victorian sideshow announcement, hand painted in gold and black on red silk, which opens to reveal a multilayer miniature stage of black, white and red prints that depict voters behind a proscenium arch of red and gold cord tassels. It is "stacked with people looking forlorn and alarmed behind piles of 'their' votes. Pigeons fly in with postal votes. Three women dressed identically sit hands on head seemingly indicating they have not interfered with the count. With a nod to the Victorian obsession with mechanical toys and the American levered machines voting systems, Haas reveals voters' dreams and nightmares. Amongst the machines is The Predictor with a pendulum swinging every which way and Vote O Meters as well as numbered cylinders ready to be inserted in The Counterator. The inside spine contains The Electric Tally Board which is being manually manipulated by a long fingered hand." --Lessons in history, vol. II, Democracy, 2012.

Notes

Cover title.

"A real crowd pleaser ... you won't believe your eyes."

Collage of drypoint combined with mixed media. Unique artist's book.

Library's SR copy is signed by the artist.

Subjects Artists' books - Australia.  |  Democracy - Pictorial works.  |  Elections - Pictorial works.  |  Voting - Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Also Titled

Amazing box of ballots

Exhibited Lessons in History Vol. II - Democracy, Grahame Galleries + Editions, Brisbane, 27 October to 15 December 2012. 

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