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[Signed with Print] BOOKDUMMIES: An Imaginary Studio, a Non-stop Process 1993–2015 by Victor Sira

$200.00

Item:VISI172
Publisher: bookdummypress, New York 2016
384 Pages
20.7 x 14.7cm
4 Color, offset
Soft-cove­­r, french fold, perfect bound
Printed and bound in Japan
First Edition (/500)
Texts by Deirdre Donohue, Marvin Heiferman and Victor Sira
English/Japanese
Condition: New

Limited edition prints are all signed. 8 x 10in. Digital C-print. Edition of 25.

This compilation of more than one hundred bookdummies of Sira's presents his 20+ years of creative process and his approach towards art/book practice.

"Sira’s book dummies, in their idiosyncratic way, functioned as ventriloquists’ dummies do: as performative stand-ins. They allowed him not only to articulate what intrigued and concerned him, but to explore how the visual forms, language, and parameters of his interests might best be expressed." –excerpt from Marvin Heiferman's introduction

この本は、シラが90年代前半から作り続けてきたダミー本105冊すべてを収録し、彼の制作過程と、創作活動への姿勢をまとめ記したものです。併せて限定プリント(各25部)も予約受付中です。2015年12月発送予定。

「シラのダミー本は、まるで腹話術師の人形のように、彼の代役としての特有な役割を果たしている。彼は、ダミー本を作ることで、自分が一体何に魅了され、関心を示したかを整理できるだけでなく、どうすれば視覚形態や言語、興味の度合いを最大限に表現できるかを模索することができるのである。」(マーヴィン・ハイファマン序文より抜粋)

#Artist Books #New York #Color #Fine Art Books #First Edition #Venezuelan Books #Photobooks #Latin American Books #Exhibition Catalogues #Documentary Photography #Encyclopedia / Dictionary #Art Practice and Theory #History #Archive Photography

Availability

  • Book with Fragments #1 - 100% in stock
  • Book with Cutting Mat 1998-2008 #2 - 100% in stock
  • Book with set of 2 prints - 100% in stock