The Book of Passages I
2023. Four-color screen print and toned cyanotype prints laid in a drop-spine case lined with blue cloth.
Paper, board, cloth, case dimensions 15.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 inches.
The Book of Passages I is an artist book containing six images that are based on pixelated screenshots taken from NYT’s coverage on stranded migrant boats off the Greek shores.
The clamshell box needs to be held, unfolded, and each print interacted with. The affixed screen-printed image on the left shows a hand in a blue latex glove pointing to an unknown object, possibly a boat. The five toned cyanotype images on the right are almost identical screenshots of a migrant caught in a storm at the shore where the authorities try to rescue him.