This collaboration between artists Casey Gardner and Nance O’Banion began with a game made from a list they compiled of vividly suggestive words. When they met, they would randomly select a word to become the inspiration for a work of art. HereSay is a work from this collaborative game of chance and exploration.
This is a book for lovers of language and meaning and those who enjoy playing with words in space. A letterpress printed book featuring the diverse, interrelated readings of axiomatic volvelles, biaxial cartography & randomography.* This flexible notion of a book with its movable devices, graphical calculations, and swirling windows of chance offers self-propelled encounters with the variables of communication through language and interpretation. HereSay is about how we speak, how we hear, and how we locate ourselves along the dimensions of truth and lie.
*Randomography is a made-up word
|Artist/Creator||Casey Gardner & Nance O'Banion|
|Press Name/Publisher||Set in Motion Press / Permanent Press|
|Place of Publication||Berkeley, CA|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress, photography, inkjet, and color photocopy|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Moveable Book|
|Medium/ Materials||Paper, book cloth, grommets, rare-earth magnets|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK, Canford, Elephant Hide|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||9 x 13 x .5 inches closed, 13 x 27 inches open|
|Edition Size||Edition of 40|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|