Artichoke Yink Press


Author/s: Organik Research Group
Edition: Unique
Year: 2010
Size: 17" x 11.5" x 1"
Page #: 38 pages
Binding: C.K. Wilde
Media: acrylic paint, ink, wax crayon rubbings, leather
Paper: The text block paper is Hamady's Shadwell handmade un-sized paper. This post of paper was given to C. K. Wilde years ago. The cover boards are wrapped with overdyed Purple Spanish Hemp. The deep blue end papers are Mouchette text weight.
Global compendium of text, image and material (dirt, water, metal, organic) samples gathered throughout the world over a period of 14 months as well as many matrix sources from Studio Y in Alhambra, CA and Booklyn Studio in New York. Cloudburst affectively excavates a monumental narrative of global history both libratory and oppressive while also constructing an oblique incantation of poetic resistance activated with the reading of the book. Locations of outdoor material and matrix samplings:
Germany: Hamburg, Various public works, Offenbach Am Main, Nazi transport memorial plaques, various public works. California: Route 49, the Forty-niner Highway in the Sierras, various plaques in various towns including: Murphys: various historical plaques, Angel's Camp, Walk of Fame, Jumping Frogs of Calaveras Country plaques, Columbia, Mark Twains Cabin plaques. Los Angeles, Chinatown, various plaques and surfaces, Alhambra, South Pasadena, various plaques, tombstones and surfaces. Hawaii: Oahu Island, Honolulu and Waikiki: Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki war memorials, street signs, manhole covers, and various plaques. New York: Architectural plaques, Park Avenue, 41st Street Confucius Plaza Memorial, Chinatown, Kim Lau Memorial Arch, Chinatown Library Walk, 41st, Fifth Avenue (featuring the poem "Forever Parted: Graveyard", by Gu Cheng, 1956-1993), Various public works.

Cloudburst is in the collection of the University of Miami.

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