Bennington, VT: The Bird Press, 2010. Hardcover. Since 1997, The Bird Press has been an artist-run publishing project that has focused on hand printed artists’ books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book and often take the form of open-ended collaborations with writers. Each project is a response to the last, both in form and content, in order for the work to continually evolve. Poetry, broadly defined, is a major inspiration for most of the work. Editions between 15-40 utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, and digital pigment printing. Book artist Thorsten Dennerline creates paintings, drawings, and prints in addition to artists’ books. He has exhibited work across the U.S. as well as in Chile and Denmark. His work is represented in numerous collections including Yale University Library, the Library of Congress, UCLA, Stanford University, and the Kunstindustri Musset (Denmark).
Number 15 of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. A collaboration between Argentinian author and playwright, Jorge Accame, and American artist, Thorsten Dennerline. The two met at a residency program in New Hampshire and decided to create a story together using text and images. Accame describes the process: “Thorsten proposed starting the story with an image, I responded with words, to which Thorsten answered with another image, and so on up until the end. Because of this alternating, we had to be careful to maintain the thread of the story and the continuity of our narration.” The resulting Kafka-esque story involves a metamorphosis across a surreal landscape. Satisfied with the resulting story, Dennerline states: “I am excited about the surreal space we managed to occupy between the different worlds of our languages, of North and South, of texts and images, of photography and drawing, and of words and poetry. Most importantly, however, I like to think it has become something of its own, a kind of collaged world or hybrid landscape.” Jorge Accame (1956 - ) has won numerous awards for his poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and children’s books. Bound in red cloth boards with illustrated paper pastedown to edge of front board. The drawings are printed from lithographic stones and the text is letterpress printed. Housed in a red cloth covered slipcase. Text in English and Spanish. Size: Folio, 15 x 11 inches. Unpaginated. [34 pages.] ARTB/032717. Fine.