|Artist / Creator||Shu-Ju Wang|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Handmade paper from Taiwan is used for the cover boards and is also the fiber transferred onto the Arches Cover slipcase.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.75 x 2.375 x 0.5 inches closed, 1.75 x 55.25 inches when completely opened|
|Edition Size||Edition of 31, plus 3 AP|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
In a reference to ever miniaturized technologies that allow us to surround ourselves with ever more content, this book raises the question of the Signal-to-Noise (S/N) ratio of such content.
Using archival clear adhesive tape, 'noisy words' are transferred from black Arches Cover to Strathmore Drawing paper in an accordion book. Translations of the text, in both English and in audio waveforms, are Gocco printed on the back. A recording of Shu-Ju reading the text is the source for the waveforms.
Artist BioBorn and raised in Taiwan, and trained as an engineer, Shu-Ju Wang settled in Oregon after stays in Saudi Arabia, California, and New Jersey. In 2000, she left engineering to become a full time artist. With an immigrant’s eye, Shu-Ju paints a portrait of her sometimes wonderful, sometimes unsettling, first generation American life. Shu-Ju tells us, "With a few exceptions, my editioned artist's books are created with the Print Gocco and can be found at rare book collections and university libary collections throughout North America; they have also been featured in numerous publications. My work tends to be personal and intimate, and like everyone else's lives, that means things range from introspective to wacky to political indignation. And where I go, my books go."