Where is my body?
Author/s: Mark Wagner, Marshall Weber, Kurt Allerslev, Laura Smith, and C.K.Wilde
Paper: Hannemuhle Heavy Weight
Media: monoprints, dye, ink, frottage, painting and printing
Binding type: Japanese stab binding with letterforms by Mark Wagner
The large format of the book pulls the reader into the image field that poses a self-referential question to the reader,Where Is My Body? A question shared by the soldier crouching in the first page spread and by all the other characters embedded in the complex image field. The reader's arms fly akimbo with the operation of page turning, and the panoramic view of the page spread spans past the readers field of vision; both actions catalyze the suggestion of being lost in the image/text to the extent that the reader confuses their own body with that of the book.
This book in the collection of Jack Ginsberg, Johannesburg, South Africa.