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L oo p / Caren Florance
Bib ID 8177789
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume, sheet]
Author
Florance, Caren, 1967- book artist
 
Description Canberra, Australia : Ampersand Duck, 2019 
1 volume (42 unnumbered pages) : illustrations ; 20 cm 
Summary

“L OO P is a book based on a series of poems about birds and the disrupting of their international migration patterns. There isn’t a bird in my book. It is bereft of living things. There is a lot of frustration, fear and questioning. It is a book about the climate change emergency, pushing poet John Bennett’s quiet, polite worries into desperate territory. The books look battered because they are: the Chinese papers, pristine when I found them on a trip to Hangzhou, China, have been carried home in my luggage and through three house moves. They show their travel. I have pared the text down into chunks, printed wood and metal text with its back turned, plundered ‘hell type’ and printed it in white so that it shows fleetingly in the hand’s motion, and drawn and erased through the book to give it a sense of my anger and futility. The book needs to be turned to read it through. There to here; here to there.” —Caren Florance.

Notes

“Based on ‘Overwintering’, 2018, 26 poems by John Bennett.” —Colophon.

“For BookArtObject edition 5” —Colophon.

Handset letterpress and mixed media on Stonehenge Black, Chinese papers and found maps.

Edition of 16 copies, signed by the artist.

National Library of Australia copy is no. 12/16 and is accompanied by an artist’s statement.

Binding

Handstitched dos-à-dos codex. 

Awards Finalist, 2020 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists’ Book Prize, Artspace Mackay. 
Subjects Australian poetry -- 21st century.  |  Artists' books -- Australia -- 21st century -- Specimens.  |  Fine books -- Australia -- 21st century -- Specimens.  |  Limited editions -- Australia -- 21st century -- Specimens.
Other authors/contributors Bennett, John, 1955- Overwintering  |  Ampersand Duck  |  BookArtObject (Art collective)
Also Titled

Loop

Exhibited The Overwintering Project exhibition, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 6 December 2019 to 8 February 2020. 

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