Thursday, October 28, 2021

Inès Bonduki, Linha Vermelha, Red Line, Editora Tempo d'Imagem, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2017, ed. 600

This is a really powerful and moving accordion that takes full advantage of the unique expansiveness of the accordion format. Begun as part of her MA in Visual Arts course work it was originally self-published in a small edition of fifteen in 2016. Of this work Bonduki writes:

 "Between 2013 and 2015, I was dedicated to going and returning countless times on the Red Line of Sao Paulo's Metro at its peak hours, to experience and try to photograph the bodily and emotional intensity of this daily experience of 3 million people from Sao Paolo.

At the same time, I recorded the also intense dance jams in Sao Paulo (Contact Improvisation), in which bodily interaction takes place in an expansive way and from the sensitive listening of the other. By associating these two realities in the edition of the book Red Line, I realized that they came together and mixed, becoming almost the same."  

One commentator has noted how this book manages to convey something of the "corporal experience of urban life," and I would also add the sensuousness of this life as well.

Running in a long line along the length of the reverse is a text which seems to be a free verse poem in response to the experience of being in such close proximity to one's fellow travelers. This piece is by Marcelo Segreto.

43 double-sided pages, individual pages 6.5" x 6.5", and when opened 23' 3.5".

credits info inside the back cover

back cover

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