I do not want to disappear silently into the night

I do not want to disappear…

Client: AVARIE Publishing [Categories: Publishing]

Collages/words-collages <Katrien de Blauwer>
Texts/Sources <Michelangelo Antonioni>
Concept/editing <Giuliana Prucca>
Graphic design <Vito Raimondi>
Soft cover/swiss binding, size <24 x 17 cm> 178 p.
<Paper> Fedrigoni Arcoprint Milk White 300 gsm, Symbol – Tatami White 115 gsm, Munken Print White 90 gsm
<22 bw/118 colour plates>, English

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Roland Barthes quote

Through Katrien De Blauwer’s <collages> and their <short circuit> effect in our ways of seeing, the book intends to explore and deepen the concept of <void> and its <visibility>, proposing a work that’s situated at the border of different artistic disciplines, from <photography> to <cinema> to <performance> and to <painting>.

(© AVARIE and Giuliana Prucca)

Book cover
Book internal pages
Book internal pages
Book internal pages

<Photographer without a camera>, KDB collects and reuses pictures and supports from old magazines and papers, engaging them in a vision that occurs directly in the <hand>, becoming thereby more physical and tactile.

KDB gives new meaning and life to what is <residual>, saving the images from destruction and including them in a new narration that combines <intimacy> and <anonymity>. Hers is therefore a work about <memory>, although never by a process of accumulation but by way of <subtraction>.

(© AVARIE and Giuliana Prucca)

KDB’s work calls to mind the techniques of <photomontage> or <film editing>, using the <cut> as <border> or <frame> that determines what is visible and <essential>. Keeping in mind the collages’ highly <cinematographic> content, the book takes therefore inspiration from <Michelangelo Antonioni>’s filmic sensitivity, along with a few suggestions from the arts, that share his <pure, geometric and linear vision>.

(© AVARIE and Giuliana Prucca)

Antonioni's quote