SPBH BOOK CLUB VOL.VI by Melinda Gibson [SIGNED]

ロンドンを拠点とするイギリス人アーティスト、メリンダ・ギブソン(Melinda Gibson)の作品集。ロンドン南方にある作者のスタジオが火事に遭い、しばらくその様子をただ眺めるしかなかった状況下で、作者は直感的かつ本能的に大判カメラのネガを壁に貼り付け露光を試みる。焼け残った物は、抽象的でありながらもそこで何か起こったかをありありと喚起する心を惹きつける物体になり、作者は消火後に隅々まで何が残ったかを探索・分析し、写真を撮り、露光したネガから生まれた作品と共に1つの作品集としてまとめあげた。表紙には火事が起こった日付が刻まれ、作家自らの手によって1冊ずつ「燻製」し、袋に入れてにおいを閉じ込めるなど、徹底的に彼女の経験がページをめくるごとに追体験できる一冊に仕上げられている。

SPBH Book Club Vol. VI is a forensic exploration of loss and renewal by artist Melinda Gibson. During a fire at her South London studio, Gibson watched as smoke and water poured into the space. Her response at the time was instinctive and visceral, taping large format negatives to the walls, exposing them to these elements and watching as they abstracted, each one becoming an alluring record of what happened there. In the aftermath, she combed through what remained, analyzing and photographing material and drawing it together in the form of a book. The making of the book itself became a cathartic process of understanding and survival. In a ritualistic act of defiance, each book is ‘smoked’ by Gibson in hand built smokehouse and sealed in plastic to contain the scent – each one becoming a unique, sensorial object offering an experience that transcends the pages of the book. Through investigating the event and restaging it in small performative acts of satiation, this book is a way of containing the experience and making it hers.

by Melinda Gibson

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hardcover
144 pages
200 x 150 mm
color
limited edition of 300 copies
2014

SIGNED & NUMBERED BY MELINDA GIBSON

published by SPBH EDITIONS