POSTCARDS FROM... A TRAPDOOR IN EVERY ROOM

 

Gracia Haby
Postcards from... A trapdoor in every room
December, 2007
Digital print zine
Edition of 60

 

A 14cm X 9cm, B&W laser copy, 24 page printed zine with a colour copy cover, single gold paper fastener tie and a cardboard back. Featuring many of the postcard collages exhibited as part of A trapdoor in every room with Louise Jennison at Imp Gallery (2007).

Within this zine, as you pass two penguins reminded by a cotton plant of home, you can expect to find a seal So happy to have found you, doves bemused by affordable real estate (We can’t understand why the land here is going so cheap), and that the petrified forest, Arizona, is Not nearly as terrifying upon closer inspection. A host of animals and birds, from around the world, jostle for new homes in Russia, Sweden, America, Africa, and further afield.

Gracia Haby, It had to be said, it reminded them of home, 2007, postcard collage

 
 

Collage on postcard, 2007
Titles of works as they appear:
It had to be said, it reminded them of home (cover)
Do you think anyone will notice?
So happy to have found you
We needed nothing else
All was no longer in fog
Who knew he was actually a muskrat?
Please, take me with you... I don't come empty handed
Treasure before me
The lock was broken but the door still worked
He'd taken a wrong turn somewhere along the line
The yellow mud turtle arrived on the Wednesday
We just can't understand why the land here is going so cheap
We can't understand why the land is going so cheap here either
Milano two step
Not my usual locale
She pays me no attention, none whatsoever
I return with important trinkets, one for each of you
A fine balancing act went unnoticed at the New York Zoological Gardens
Jumping not just puddles but whole rivers too
A leopard seal was not normally encounted on such works but then nothing felt normal about today
No cause for alarm, I'm just passing through
This is not the home of the lace maker
Not nearly as terrifying upon closer inspection
The moon above, and all was well


Related link,
A trapdoor in everyroom, an interpretation of the work by Jurate Sasnaitis