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Shaw, Alix Anne
The artist uses deer hide, medical slides and temporary tattoo transfers for the textual parts in a work that both "chronicles and enacts an unnamed experience of physical and psychic damage. The text speaks of violence to the body even as it does violence to normal modes of reading. Each page containing text refers to the damage sustained on the page before, rather than on the page to follow. The two lines of text, one on the slides and one to the right, can be read in various combinations. Through acts of gluing and stitching, the book makes gestures toward repair which, in the end, act only to compile the damage." – From acquisitions sheet. Book is held shut with string and button closure.
Alix Anne Shaw
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 11 x 19 cm.
Local Book Arts
artists' books (books)
For Rights information please contact Special Collections at the John M. Flaxman Library.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.