A PARTIAL ECLIPSE by Martin Boyce

2011年ターナー賞受賞アーティストで、スコットランド・グラスゴーを拠点とする彫刻家、マーティン・ボイス(Martin Boyce)の作品集。本作は作者自身によって撮られた写真の中から、タイトル「A Partial Eclipse = 部分日食」をコンセプトに薄暗い色彩のものが集められ、ブックデザイン面でも本紙がグラデーションになっているなど細部までコンセプトに沿った編集が施されている。

Martin Boyce is known for his large installation work in sculpture, creating angular replications of the world around him, finding meaning in everyday surroundings and working steel structures into amplifications of these moments in space and time.

“It's all about landscape, I’m interested in the psychological landscape, the physical landscape, the built environment, the things we pass through everyday and then occasionally catch a glimpse of and maybe see something that has a meaningful resonance.”

A Partial Eclipse brings together photographs from an on-going private library of images which feeds into Boyce’s work. The images adopt a sombre and darkened palette, as if the light has been stolen from each photograph creating the illusion of a mythical perma-dusk allowing us to see the world as Boyce sees it. Images of trees and foliage permeate the collection, ellipses and perforations reoccur, patterns of cracks, fractures and spider webs repeat and thresholds appear in the form of windows and doorways. Hundreds of photographs were edited down until the shape of a book emerged. The series creates the feeling of stillness and distance between the viewer and photograph. Printed on double sided paper, the photographs reflect blurrily in the coated page opposite it’s matte brother. The book as an object extends the experience of distance through its design, keeping the darkened images enclosed and projected between the folds of paper.

by Martin Boyce

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hardcover
60 pages
210 x 320 mm
color
2013

published by MACK