GENTLEWOMEN FROM A DECK OF SALVAGED RELATIVES

 

Gracia Haby
Gentlewomen 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 green paper wrap held in place by a dark green circle sticker.

Featuring a sextet of Salvaged Relatives, on cartes de visite:
In a borrowed costume from Pulcinella, deigned by Giorgio de Chirico, 1932, with a male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
In the borrowed costume for a court lady from the ballet in three acts and five scenes, The sleeping princess, designed by Léon Bakst, c 1921, with a Strawberry finch (Amandava amandava).
Beneath the wings, in the modified costume for a musician from the ballet in one act, Armida’s pavilion, designed by Alexandre Benois, c 1909, with a Frilled coquette (Lophornis magnificus) and a Bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae).
In the modified costumed for a Syrian woman from Cleopatra, designed by Léon Bakst, 1909 and 1930s, a Marvellous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis).
In the modified costume for the Countess from the ballet in one act, The temptations of the shepherdess (or L’Amour vainqueur), designed by Juan Gris, c 1924, with a Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
In the modified costume for the Bluebird from the ballet in three acts and five scenes, The seeping princess, designed by Léon Bakst, c 1921.

 
 

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.
Salvaged Relatives, edition I
Salvaged Relatives, edition II
Salvaged Relatives, edition III