Gracia Haby, Copenhagen Extension, 2012, artists' book exhibited as part of By This Unwinking Night, Latrobe Regional Gallery

COPENHAGEN EXTENSION

Gracia Haby
Copenhagen Extension
Artists' book, unique state, featuring collage elements and pencil
2012

 

Through the streets of Copenhagen swim trout-perch, bummalow, and killer whales. Eyes up! Look sharp!

In a world older and more complete than ours, [animals] move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
(Henry Beston (1888–1968), The Outermost House )

This artists' book was made especially for the exhibition By ThisUnwinking Night (2012) and is now in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Gracia Haby, Copenhagen Extension (cover), 2012, artists' book exhibited as part of By This Unwinking Night, Latrobe Regional Gallery