Gracia Haby
Salvaged Relatives in Seven Costumes
February, 2016
Digital print zine
Edition of 100


A 21cm X 30cm (folded to 10.5cm X 7.5cm in proportion), full-colour zine.

This zine features seven collaged Salvaged Relatives on cartes de visite.

In the borrowed costume from Petrouchka, designed by Alexandre Benois, c 1911, with a Burrowing owl (Speotyto cunicularia).

In the borrowed costume for a Little God from Le Dieu bleu, after Léon Bakst, 1912, with an Eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris).

In the borrowed costume for a Young Man from The Rite of Spring, after Nicholas Roerich, 1913, with a Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus).

In the borrowed costume worn by Fyodor Chaliapin in the Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov for Diaghilev’s Saison Russes, after Alekandr Golovin, c 1908, with a Western tarsier (Tarsius bancanus).

In the borrowed costume from The Sleeping Princess, c. 1921, designed by Léon Bakst, with a an Indri (Indri indri) and a Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

In the borrowed costume for Vaslav Nijinsky as the Prince from the pas de deux L’Oiseau et la Prince, after Léon Bakst, 1914, with a Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans).

With a Russian (Vladimir) doll from the second half of the 18th century’s headpiece of glass, pearls, linen, cotton and wood.


This zine featured in the reading library of the touring exhibition, Self-made: Zines and Artist Books, at the State Library Victoria, 2017. The exhibition also included our artists’ book, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives, and two accompanying pocket-sized zines featuring costumed Salvaged Relatives.