GENTLEMEN FROM A DECK OF SALVAGED RELATIVES

 

Gracia Haby
Gentlemen from a deck of Salvaged Relatives
May, 2015
Digital print zine
Edition of 100

 

A 7cm X 30cm, double-sided, six page colour concertina zine with B&W text on a pale cream paper wrap held in place by a pink circle sticker.

Featuring a sextet of Salvaged Relatives, on cartes de visite:
In the borrowed costume for a soldier from Chout, designed by Mikhail Larionov, c 1921, with a male Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae).
In the borrowed costume for a Greek from Cleopatra, designed by Léon Bakst, c 1909, with a Ruby-topaz hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus).
In the modified costume for a mourner from the Choreographic poem in one act, The song of the nightingale, designed by Henri Matisse, c 1920, with a charm of hummingbirds.
In the borrowed jacket from The hunt, Act I, Giselle, designed by Alexandre Benois, c 1910, with a Linnaeus's mouse opossum (Marmosa murina) and an oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius).
Beneath the curtain, in the modified costume for a street sweeper from Jardin public, designed by Jean Lurçat, 1935.
In the modified costume for an attendant of Köstchei from the Fantastic ballet in one act, The Firebird, designed by Aleksander Golovin and Léon Bakst, 1910, with a Slow loris (Nycticebus) and Karoo bush rat (Myotomys unisulcatus).

 
 

One of several zines made for the National Gallery of Victoria's inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair in the Great Hall, NGV International, May 2015. The companion to this zine is Gentlewomen from a deck of Salvaged Relatives.

This zine featured in the touring exhibition, Self-made: Zines and Artist Books, at the State Library Victoria, 2017, alongside the artists' book, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives, from which the collages were drawn.

Other pocket-sized editions include,
Salvaged Relatives Pocket Edition (2014)
Fallen by the wayside and other songs I don't believe I know (2011)
Just as the ship went down and other songs I don't believe I know (2011)
Gold Sparkly (2011)
We are dreaming of the sea (2010)
Views in my pocket (2010)

 

Related links,
Salvaged Relatives: New work by Gracia + Louise, Alice Cannon, Book Arts Newsletter, UK, 2015, published by Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK, and edited by Sarah Bodman.
Self-made: Zines and artist books (SLV, 2017)
Salvaged Relatives, edition I
Salvaged Relatives, edition II
Salvaged Relatives, edition III