horizon lines: histories in the mojave desert is the culmination of a year long project that began while I was an artist in residence at JTNP in the winter of 2015.
The book is elements of plant dye, rust ink, hand cut-ness, collage, drawing, algorithmic poetry and geologic journeys. The poetry was created using a diastic poetry generator. The source (input) text contains nonhuman encounters in the desert gleaned from several 'old-timers' in the Park's oral history archives. Seeded through the source text are encounters with nonhumans in the area that is now the Park, gathered from contemporary visitors. The result is an algorithmic poem that blends the present tense with the early US settlement of the area through the affects of weather, animals, plants, snakes, water, rocks,,,,
If you just want to hear to some nonhuman encounters from the archives, visit Real Imaginary Archive on soundcloud to listen to the edited interviews.
View a PDF PREVIEW of the printed book.
30p, 8x10 inch, swiss bound, full-color, softcover book. edition of 50, signed. Each copy slides into a fabric sleeve and has elements that are individually and uniquely hand cut.
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