Monday, December 5, 2016.
Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookseller
99 Montrose Ave.
On Monday, December 5 at 6:30pm Juliana Cerqueira Leite will give an artist book talk and slide show at the new branch of Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers.
She will be speaking about representations of female anatomy and her first artist book ‘A Potential Space’. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, there will be copies of the book present for viewing and on sale.
Watch a video trailer for the book here.
A Potential Space is a small edition artist book and a work of ‘anatomical fiction’ that aims to challenge and re-imagine how the vagina is represented.
The vagina is a protean organ located inside the body, similar in its actions to a potential space: the anatomical term used to describe instances where tissues inside the body are normally pressed against each other, but not attached, giving them the ability to separate and generate space. This laser-cut book contains 83 individual outlines that describe a 3D scan of a cast vagina, reproducing this organ to scale as a negative space within the book’s pages.
A Potential Space proposes a rereading of the metaphors that frame the vagina and its relationship to space—and a redrawing of the borders of its representation—to unobscure a bodily allegiance to choice and change. The book is accompanied by a text written by the artist, presented as a folded insert.
Published 2016 / 75 editions plus 8 artist proofs / Coptic bound hardcover by Small Editions NY / Letterpress by Middle Press / Offset print by Rolling Press / Made in Brooklyn NY / $750
For more information please visit: www.apotentialspace.com