Brooklyn, New York:: Dobbin Books,, 2014.. Edition of 10 variants. Large book: 16 x 12"; 9 leaves (8 panty leaves, 1 leaf of blue paper); stab binding. Small book: 6.25 x 5.25"; 18 pages text & image, 3 leaves of blue paper, 1 reflective sheet. Archival inkjet text & photography on Dobbin Mill papers. Other materials: underwear, aluminum foil, thread, bookcloth. Signed and numbered by the artist. Robbin Ami Silverberg: "Continual Conversation is a book within a book: The larger stab binding of blue & black contains a sequence of pages, the paper made with embedded girls' underwear & cut with player piano slots. Out of context, the panties become anthropomorphized masks, along with ominously suggesting those little girls now absent. "A much smaller book can be found within its back cover. Idiosyncratic images and a text present the tale of an abused woman & her daughter who are pushed to suicide by their absent husband and father. It is based on Love Suicides, a Palm of Hand novella by Yasunari Kawabata, and told here through the descriptive titles of Wallace Steven's poems. "Together this strange story and the panties of absent girls create a disconcerting dialogue of misogyny & loss.
(Inventory #: 22253)
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