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published in February 2017
14 x 21 cm (softcover)
272 pages (b/w ill.)
This artist's book gathers an uncompromising collection of 200 found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score.
could be a radio program without sound, but it's a travel guide for a destination that doesn't exist. It's a take-away environment. It's a deep looking into the palimpsests of a landscape.
It gathers two hundred images, some are found materials some are originals. Some images are words. Each of those images contains a grain, a noise, a distortion, a blur, a change of frequency.
The book is the territory. The pages are the knitters of a strange kind of duration.
In the book there is no need for frontiers and passeports, language is a river to cross or to swim in. We are all foreigners of something.There are only derives and situations. The book travels for you, circulates, is exchanged, stolen, given or lost.
If you're into publications like Batia Suter “Surface Series” or Louis Reith Decor
, this one comes highly recommended.
Limited edition of 200 copies.
Félicia Atkinson (born 1981 in Paris, lives and works in Brussels) is graduated with Honors from l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and studied also anthropology and contemporary dance. She is a visual artist, an experimental musician and the co-publisher of the independent imprint Shelter Press
Her paintings, drawings, sculptures and musical compositions are mostly abstract. Her work takes its sources from the American tradition of painting (Morris Louis, Cy Twombly
, Richard Tuttle
) and from avant-gardes figures who worked on chance and randomness (Fluxus
, John Cage
, La Monte Young...) as much as feminist figures in music and art.
See also Félicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma