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FOSS and Widowed Swan launch at MENGI

At MENGI
Jan. 31st. 2018 · 20-22:00

New broadsides and artist’s books:

Múskatópolis. By PÉTURK 
Sunnudagur, 29. September 1912. By Arild Tveito and Gavin Morrison
Published by FOSS & Widowed Swan

Rare postcards from Iceland. By Stéphane le Mercier
Rapid Sunsets. By Litten Nystrøm

Published by FOSS

FOSS and Widowed Swan are happy to present two broadsides published in collaboration with The Technical Museum of East Iceland:
Múskatópolis by PÉTURK and
Sunnudagur, 29. September 1912 by Arild Tveito and Gavin Morrison.

FOSS also presents the two new artist’s books / editions;
Rare Postcards from Iceland by Stéphane le Mercier and
Rapid Sunsets by Litten Nystrøm.

Múskatópolis
Múskatópolis is a broadside and edition in the shape of a deck of cards by Icelandic artist PETURK. The muscatopolis cards provide an opportunity to travel around a sky of concepts and choose or reject according to the accidental arrangement of fate.
30 broadsides + edition of 100 decks of cards by PÉTURK. All signed and numbered.

Sunnudagur, 29. September 1912
Norwegian artist Arild Tveito and Scottish writer, curator, and director of Widowed Swan, Gavin Morrison, collaborated on this edition. The letterpress printed text is an Icelandic translation, from English, of a journal entry for Sunday, September 29, 1912 by David Pinsent, – from a journey around Iceland accompanied by the philosopher Wittgenstein. Printed at Geisiprent (The Technical Museum of East Iceland). 520 x 760 mm. 75 numbered copies + 15 printer’s- and artist’s proofs.

Rare Postcards from Iceland
The artist’s book by French artist Stéphane le Mercier, contains the legend of a lost collection of postcards from Iceland. Short two or three lines descriptions of meteorological events emphasizing the differents states of matter – ice, rain, steam etc. appear as minimal sculpture on the blank page. 100 x 158 mm. Edition of 240 numbered copies.

Rapid Sunsets
Rapid sunsets is a materialized part of an archive of found (or captured) light, recorded from road surveillance cameras situated at isolated road passages in East Iceland. Each folder contains 3 folded broadsides. Folded 297 x 420 mm / unfolded 420 x 594 mm. Published in 100 signed and numbered copies

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