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Bride Machine

$1,250.00

Part amuse-bouches, part observation, Bride Machine is also a rigorous interrogation of desire, the fourth dimension, conceptual poetics, and the emancipation of Duchamp’s Bride from her apotheosis of virginity. 14 folios of poetry in addition to 2 original artworks are contained within a white cloth-bound clamshell portfolio box.

 

 

 

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Composed of single broadsides, transparencies, chapbooks, and other printed works, each folio in Bride Machine is both a disruption and meditation on the act of reading, challenging readers’ assumptions about the codex and the ephemeral nature of the archive through the counter-narrative of its hinged, folded, coiled, bound and stapled elements. Part amuse-bouches, part observation, Bride Machine is also a rigorous interrogation of desire, the fourth dimension, conceptual poetics, and the emancipation of Duchamp’s Bride from her apotheosis of virginity.

14 folios of poetry in addition to 2 original artworks are contained within a white cloth-bound clamshell portfolio box. Giclee, laser and letterpress are printed on stocks that include cotton rag, glossy, parchment, transparencies and silver papers. From 2 to 12 pages, the smallest book is 4.25” X 6” and the largest is 11.25” X 13”. Folio construction methods include; staple binding, cotton taped hinging, accordion folding and coil binding. In addition, each box contains a unique sculptural work constructed of three glass pieces with text affixed to the surface and a silver tape drawing on canvas panel.