Silver gelatin print
Signed by the artist
Using unpublished photographic secrets from her archive and drawing them together into a single book work, Graciela Iturbide creates a curious world in which the human subjects we encounter in her widely-known portraits are absent. In asor, the human subject is the reader alone, dream borne, on a journey in which all places remain nameless, time cannot be ascertained, and the course is lost to the imagination. To accompany a reader along this unlikely journey are six electroacoustic works by composer Manuel Rocha Iturbide, selected in response to his mother’s photographs.
Each copy of the special edition is housed in a handmade textile envelope designed by Christina Kim of Dosa. The enclosure is inspired by the traditional bags of the Banjara, known as the gypsies of India, who stitch together the bits and pieces of fabrics that no longer serve their original purposes into highly aesthetic and durable textile pouches. Into these, all possessions can be bundled for a life journey. Kim’s own renditions of the tradition are made from the remnants of her past Dosa clothing lines.