Download Artists' Book Preview (3.0 MB)
folded books, folding (process), laundresses, installations (visual works), letterpress printing, immigrants, Fort Adams, New Port, R.I., artists' books
1 volume, 8 folded sheets of muslim fabric each containing one booklet. Title from cover and colophon. Edition of ten copies, numbered and signed by the artist. "The contemplative action of folding, unfolding and revealing is evoked in this book as a way to praise and remember the labor of immigrant women and how these historical facts resonate in our contemporary political arena. The texts are letterpressed printed, using polymer plates, and the photographs are laser printed on Washi Natural heavy weight of 80 g/m2. The covers are made with muslim fabric, which was used for the sac pillows in the installation. The sections are stitche and bound by hand. 'I Desire You Would Remember the Ladies' was made possible with a Graduate Studies Project Grant, awarded by Graduate Studies from the Rhode Island School of Design. This piece was printed and bound by Vanessa Nieto Romero, in collaboration with Cesar Faustino in an edition of 10 artist books. Summer of 2017. Providence, Rhode Island." --Colophon. Eight folded sheets of muslim fabric, sewn together as signatures. Inside each fold is a 15 x 15 cm paper leaf or booklet with printed text and illustrations. The signatures are laid into a tri-fold cover (18 x 64 cm) "This artist book includes documentation of the site specific installation 'I Desire You Would Remember the Ladies'.. During the fall of 2016, this installation was part of the exhibition 'Fort Adams: Drawing Parallels, Listening for Echoes;' a collaboration between Fort Adams State Park and the Rhode Island School of Design in Newport, RI."-- inside back cover.
RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record
Providence, Rl : V. Nieto Romero, 2017.
©Nieto Romero, Vanessa, Providence, RI: Vanessa Nieto Romero, 2017.
Materials / Techniques
letterpress printing; folded books; paper
18 x 19 cm