Thursday, February 24, 2022

R. Clarke-Davis, "a bOOK OF WaNdER What'S bECOMINg cOMMONPLaCE," and "Um Livrinho Cotidiano: Porém," Kiddy Viddy Press, 2021

Two recent accordion/puzzle books from Clarke-Davis. The first one, a bOOK OF WaNdER What'S bECOMINg cOMMONPLaCE, is the most explicitly political of the books he's sent me. All the photographs were taken in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, which has recently become infamous for the acquittal of 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse in the killing of 2 anti-racist demonstrators and injuring another, during a protest against the police shooting of Jacob Blake. This work is a powerful paean to the events that have unfolded in Kenosha since Blake's shooting on August 23, 2020, and the final photograph on the back cover literally points to how much work has to be done as we move forward.

The second accordion, Um Livrinho Cotidiano: Porém is a travel journal with photographs from Brazil (I think!) with a powerful central panorama of 5 photographs of street art.

Both books: 10 double-sided pages measuring 5.5" x 4.25", when opened 17" x 5.5", and when the work is unfolded 11" x 17".


Back Cover

                               Um Livrinho Cotidiano: Porém, 2021

Back Cover

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