‘folded eggs’ emerged after a journey from my home in New Zealand to grandchildren in Santiago. It was an inadvertent project from images made without clear purpose in a country whose recent history I understood. My own country’s history became implicated.
‘folded eggs’ is an artist book, a modest meditation on history and memory, with 53 colour images made in Chile, from Valparaíso to Santiago, and a concise essay across Allende and Pinochet to New Zealand’s colonial wars.
The book is a simple, tactile, soft-back artist book, printed offset on beautiful German paper with a wrap-around, Risograph-printed, Kraft-paper cover. A concise essay runs as a single line, below the images and centred in the book, so the essay neither begins at the start nor finishes at the end — the visual and textual reading is at once “filmic and poetic”.
The book printed late May 2018 for a September release with @photoq_bookshop at Unseen Amsterdam ... Vapour Momenta Books will continue to offer the regular edition at NZD$35, and the special edition with artist print at NZD$55, free shipping worldwide, until after the New Zealand launches, Auckland and Wellington, mid-December 2018.
The next signing, after the Hamburger Bahnhof Art Book Fair in October, will be during Paris Photo 2018 with the inimitable Andrea Copetti, Tipi Bookshop, Brussels, aboard Sebastian Hau’s pumping Polycopies on the Seine.
Then two launches back in New Zealand after mid-December 2018 at Lela Jacob’s The Keep, Auckland and at Angela Gordon’s The Service Depot, Wellington. That’s it ... perhaps!
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Design Catherine Griffiths
and Bruce Connew
Typography Catherine Griffiths
Soft-back, Kraft-paper jacket, 100 pages
section sewn, exposed binding,
200 x 130mm, upright
53 colour photographs
Printed in Hong Kong
EDITION of 600
SPECIAL EDITION of 50
with signed, numbered, pigment print #11,
115 x 76mm image size, on 308gsm
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
Vapour Momenta Books