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Incipit. Scree. Explicit.


Here Incipit. Scree. Explicit. is an unbound artist’s book that includes 20 sonnets and 23 colour images. It functions as documentation for process and product of a sculptural artist’s book—first exhibited at Montreal’s Artexte, a gallery space and archive for artist’s books—that employs poetry and photography as medium. Literally meaning “(here) begins” and “(here) ends” in Latin, Incipit and Explicit bracket the book with the language of early press culture, while also bleeding into connotations of erotic graphic language. The terms further unsettle themselves on the slope of loose stones called Scree. Formally, the written poems are sonnets, loosening their rhythmic and stanzaic strictures, but maintaining the traditional fourteen-line format and rhyming couplet. Paper, including print-outs of the poems and photographic documentation, is folded, cut, scrunched, moistened, and harnessed according to different weights and tactilities.


Copies can be purchased for $25 + shipping by contacting klaraduplessis[at]gmail[dot]com


is a South African-Canadian poet, scholar, and literary curator. Her multilingual, debut collection, Ekke, won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and her book-length narrative poem, Hell Light Flesh, has been adapted and produced as a mono-opera film called Light, composed by Jimmie LeBlanc. Klara holds a PhD from Concordia University.

is a Scottish artist based in London, U.K., who uses analogue film to create hand painted photography, moving image, and sculpture. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include New Art Projects at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York (2020), Light’s Trace, A.P.T gallery, London (2022), Very Private? Charleston House, Lewes (2022), Hunting Razorbills, New Art Projects, London (2023), and Incipit. Scree. Explicit. Artexte, Montreal (2023).

Issue #05
1. Um gesto onde se abriga a cinza: esboços para Rui Nunes
2. Do Donbass a Hiroshima: Paisagens Traumáticas, Paisagens de Monstros
3. Rebanho e multiplicação
4. Platitudes 3 (excerto)
5. Can u listen?
6. este cinema desdobrado em ossuário
8. Tapeçarias
9. “Não é permitida a saída de flores”
11. Incipit. Scree. Explicit.
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