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.

 
 

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 Gentlemen 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