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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, fifth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Shawn Bush Bookmaking

Materials + Techniques

accordion fold in a hardcover book format, Moab paper, inkjet

Student Narrative

This book is part of a study about the effects of exhaustion, specifically in neighborhoods that have experienced communal trauma, on mainly queer relationships. To find out how this exhaustion affects intimacy, so that we will know more about, how the lack of intimate connection affects a specific community. This book format is integral to its reading. The cover acts as a "failure" to control, or keep together the accordion fold is about 6ft long. This "failure" is part of a queer optic. The images can be re-contextualized and sequenced based on the folding. This reading speaks to the affect of violence on this community. Link to images is here:

Photo Credit

Connor Parsley FAV 20

thru tha weekend



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