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Title Transforming hate : an artist's book / Clarissa Sligh.
Edition First edition, March 2016.

Location Call No. Notes Status
 Artists' Books Collection / Go to Reference Desk  709.0405 S633    --  LIB USE ONLY
Description 108 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 21 cm
Content still image
text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note Edition of 1000 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist on book's front cover flap.
Perfect bound softcover, four-color offset lithography, illustrated paper wrappers with flaps. Housed in foldout die-cut box with gold foil origami crane inserted into cover slot.
"437 of 1000"
Book cover and case designed by Susan Rhew Design, Inc. and printed by Blue Ridge Printing. Binding by BindTech, Nashville, Tennessee. Book papers are McCoy Silk White 100lb tex and 110lb cover stock. Endpapers and text inserts are 80lb Text CTI Aspire Petallics Gold Ore. Case stock is 98lb Cover Aspire Petallics Gold Ore. Franklin Gothic font family used throughout.
Summary "I am interested in history and memory and stories as told by ordinary everyday people. In this artist's book, historical elements are used as a framing device to construct my own personal narrative within our society's shared history of trauma. This journey began when I finally allowed myself to face the reality of white supremacist books. While working on the book's images and texts, I imagined it as dark and dramatic. Finally I accepted that regardless of life's challenges, 'the place' where I live is beautiful. In 2006, the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, and the Montana Human Rights Network invited me to create an artwork for a group exhibition. The invitation requested that artists incorporate, transform, or respond to white supremacist hate books that had been acquired by the Human Rights Network from a defecting member of one of the groups. I had not seen them, but I knew these books were out there. The concept of making artwork that transformed printed hate materials seemed a perfect fit with my explorations of one's place within the historical narratives of race, class, and gender ... That box of books made me realize that the conditioning to hate is very much alive and the recruitment of others to hate those who are seen as different continues to this day. Thinking 'transformation' and looking for a way to handle the books, I remembered the thousands of origami cranes I saw while visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan in 1985 ... I began using pages from the books to fold origami cranes ..." http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/s/clarissa-sligh.html (as viewed on March 23, 2017)
Subject Artists' books -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- Specimens.
Racism.
Origami.
Paper art.
Genre/Form Artists' books.
Fine books.
Artists' books.
Fine books.
Artists' books.
Specimens.
OCLC # 978296845