Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Documentation - Pliant History Book

The first dummy proof of Pliant History is complete!
Matt Austin is a Chicago-based artist, publisher, and educator. His work is focused on the importance of honesty and learning from others. Matt founded Candor Arts publishing, he provides design and production services, creating editions addressing life, learning and healing. After discussion and consultation, he constructed and bound the final draft of Pliant History. It is a thrill to see this project is realized so beautifully.  Onward to the edition production!
Receiving the news of the finished prototype from Candor Arts
Latitude is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL. Latitude maintains a community digital lab with high-end scanning and printing equipment, as well as operate an artist in residence program, and organize ongoing arts programming. Using the piezography process, Barb printed all the images for Pliant History, designed and printed the text. She has now vowed never again make a book using vellum overlays....
Working on Pliant History at Latitude Chicago

Pliant History responds to Michelangelo's Sibyls and Prophets on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and considers the nature of power, authority and wisdom through history.

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