80°  North - artist book as environment  2017 - 2022
5 iterations

pulped cotton sheets, paper artist book in etched glass cover under uv light

Exhibitions:

[5] Finalist in the Libris Award 2022, Mackay Artspace, Qld

[4] Exhibited in QCA HDR exhibition - Represent - POP Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2021

[3] Exhibited at Gympie Regional Gallery, 2021, in making paper/making art

[2] Exhibited at abbe 2020 - artist book brisbane event - The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

www.dc3p.com/abbe-2020-artists-books

In partnership with Queensland College of Art and the Blue Notebook journal.

[1] Contraction - performance deconstruction of Arctic ice cap floor drawing in Moving into Darkness installation 2018

Publications:

Published in The Blue Notebook Journal for Artists’ Books Volume 16 - All maps erased 2021

Paper presented at the 2020 Arlis/ANZ Biennale conference - The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

www.arlisanz.org/2020-biennial-conference

Statement:

 

I believe an artist book has the potential to be more than just its title and physical make-up, it has the capacity to materially contain a complete physical environment, embodied, and formed through emergent and successive stages in its development.

 

80° North holds memory of its conception as an idea in the high Arctic, it's expansion as a drawing of the Arctic ice-cap, its contraction through a performance and its reformation into a book through time and more-than-human processes. 

 

Paper is born in water and requires the expulsion of water for its existence, beginning as a liquid before transforming into a desert, always thirsty for the water of its birth.