TEXT / BOOK ︎ WORK IN PROGRESS
In the introduction of David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska’s Artist Novels, they speak of the artist novel as “a means to blur identities, an intersubjective space,” different from conceptual art’s “analytic distance.” The act of reading invites a collaborative action where the “narrative generates a space common to two subjectivities: the one that wrote the text and the one that reads it.”
Deconstructed pages of an A6 book in the works, Somebody, Somewhere, comprising of personal photography, observations, and research notes. A diary of sorts, a compendium of “where my body’s been,” tangible evidence of the relationship between my body — my being’s enfleshment — and the sensible space around which it has moved, existed and changed.
︎PROCESS:Risograph printing is a low-cost and a more sustainable option for small- to medium-sized print runs. For multi-coloured print projects, it entails colour separation (similar to offset printing or screen printing), though its mechanism is similar to that of a photocopying machine. The results are always varied and dependent on the material conditions at the time.
“In times of raw brutality and lawless greed, PRINTED MATTER matters. In times when narcissism smashes into voyeurism, PRINTED MATTER matters. In times of rampant corruption, obsessive flaunting, and lack of empathy, PRINTED MATTER matters. In times of public shame and shamelessness, of white grievance and ecological disaster, PRINTED MATTER matters. In times of scarily short attention spans (including my own), and of lives lived on or through screens, PRINTED MATTER matters.”
— BARBARA KRUGER
Two-colour zine featuring a narrative comic with pencil illustrations, questioning the value system of life, a transactional relationship where “every thing must cost some thing.”
EXEMPT & ELSEWHERE
Six-colour riso zine of illustrated daily comics.
Jan Bas Ader”
Three-colour riso print on the relativity of space and words. “Here” is an unfixed point which follows the location or dislocation of the subject invoking it.