Round, circle, dot


Gracia Haby
Round, circle, dot
March, 2017
Digital print zine
Edition of 100


A 10.5cm X 15cm, 31 page B&W zine with front and back colour covers on card, and a bright pink spine.

In the tradition of Misreadings (2014), which borrowed and misread with permission from the photo archives of Perspektivet Museum (PEM), Tromsø, Norway, comes Round, circle, dot, comprised of circular forms found within the digital collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Round, circle, dot was released into the wild at the 2017 NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair.


Round like a beetle. Round like a ball. Like a plate, a coin, and a colour wheel. Round like the full moon, hanging high above. Round like a mouse’s ears. Like pie-baker, Herman Henstenburgh’s mouse in Still-life with Flowers, Fruit, a Great Tit and a Mouse, c. 1700 – 1710. Round, like a medal, a dish, and steel buttons polished to a high shine, boxed and tabled. An eclipse of the sun. A wreath on the door. A circle of text. A globe on a desk; in bronze, and anonymous, c. 1629 – 1699. Like a spin of a magic lantern slide. Or a ring of seeds. A softness of pom-poms. A circuit of hot-air balloons, ascending. Fern fronds, uncoiling. Pulley in a spinning wheel. Loop of rope. Coil of shell. Doodle whorls made with a biro on a scrap of paper. Hoop-shaped. Orb-shaped. Ring- and disc-shaped, globose. Round and round. A rotation of circles, from the collection of the Rijksmuseum. Curve your spine, and roll on. Form a ring around me. Turn.