BOOKS2015 ✎ BLISTERZINE
dicembre 28, 2015
Here the books selection made by blisterZine.
148×210 mm | 96 pages | 64 pictures | soft cover, mirror paper edition of 150
“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black” (Henry Ford) Turbo Vanish is a publication about Tuners, they customize their cars to the extent they make it almost useless for the purpose it was produced for, by working on it with an exhausting expenditure of time and energies. This desperate attempt to realize post-apocaliptic starships is lead by vanity at the service of photography.
OVER THEIR DEAD BODIES by Kensuke Koike, Graphic concept by blisterZine
210×260 mm | 20 pictures b/w | soft black cover | edition of 90+10
“Some time ago, browsing through old photographs in a flea market, two group portraits caught my eye. Of the eight women in the first photo, six appeared in the other photo as well. I recognized them from their faces not their dresses, which were different. No clue as to what photo was shot first. On the reverse both bore the same studio imprint, a photographer of the First World War.
I asked myself the reason why there were eight in the one photo and only six in the other. What happened to the missing two? Did they quarrel, lose touch with each other, move to another town or simply die young? Very old photographs can’t really tell their stories because they have gone with the memories of their owners. They are like vessels adrift after breaking their moorings. Each one of us can let our imagination wander. We can grant them a new story.” (K.K.)
PUBLIC COLLECTION, an artist’s book by A&SP and NASTYNASTY©
A4 | pag. 52 | soft cover | printed on Munken Lynx 120gr | edition: 50 copies | 30$/27€
Public Collection assembles a series of images of art works culled from Hollywood and international feature films. The book makes visible works of art often overlooked by the casual viewer during the cinematic experience. Through the act of image appropriation, Public Collection advances the idea of releasing the art works into the realm of the accessible in counterpoint to prevailing contemporary conditions of exclusivity.