Friday, August 14, 2020

Taehyoung Jeon, Rain, Seoul, S. Korea, 2019

This accordion is so deceptively simple and it takes full advantage of the key feature of the accordion in such an effective and beautiful manner. A historical precedent for this work would be the visual poem that Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) first published in the journal SIC, #12, 1916 titled "Il Pleut," that mirrors with sentences the streams of rain as they fall across the page (see at bottom of this entry).

8 pages, single-sided, individual pages 5.25" (h) x 4.25" (w), and when fully opened 34". 


                                Guillaume Appollinaire, Il Pleut (It Rains), 1916 

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