Marianne Dages, Objects of Unknown Use, letterpress, Risograph, and laser print artist’s book, Edition of 50, Published by Huldra Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
Objects of Unknown Use is the story of a nameless traveler and their double or “ka” traversing a post-apocalyptic landscape. It employs the language of collections, collected objects and first person experiences, to reflect upon systems of belief. These systems are a belief in the afterlife and life in outer space. Inspired by the simultaneous reading of three texts; a UFO encounter blog, a catalog of The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and R.O. Faulkner's translation of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, the book uses aleatory processes to merge past and future timelines into a science fiction poetic text. This text is complemented by atmospheric imagery of skies, ancient objects of art, and wings, eternal symbol of flight and the soul.
Edition Size: 50 books, 20 hardcover & 30 softcover, signed and numbered
Size: 8" x 6" x 1/2" closed, 108 pages
Binding: Multi-signature sewn binding
Softcovers are case bound in handmade St Armand cotton paper.
Hardcovers are case bound in bookcloth with a handmade paper inset label.
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Listen to Project KA, a sound piece and reading of Objects of Unknown Use.