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.
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