Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#12658

Contemporary Glacial Theory

Artist
Erin Whittier
Date
2016
Publisher
Erin Whittier, Toronto
Format
Artists' Books
Size
7.3 × 9.5 inches
Length
160 pages
Genre
Performance Art, Short Stories, Photography
Description

Focusing on the effects of the last Ice Age on the the Canadian landscape, this book attempts to translate the beingness of the environment and the intelligence of geologic material into human time. Spread across the book in 7 parts is a short story retelling the love between the Canadian Shield bedrock formation and the Laurentide Ice Sheet from the last Ice Age, a romance lasting 100 000 years. Throughout the book there are also documented “Glacial Actions” performances by Whittier, where she attempts to become an ice sheet, hoping to access understanding of deep time, but instead, finds the futility in trying to achieve sublime landmass status as a small human, insignificant to time. The rest of the book consists of images recording the traces left behind by the Ice Sheet, and other geologic time scars.

Softcover, perfect-bound, edition of 100.
Printed by Swimmers Group, Toronto.

  1. contemporary glacial theory
 

Related Items

  1. Maria Fusco and Jeff Khonsary: Give Up Art
  2. Rita McKeough Monograph Slipcase
  3. Rita McKeough Monograph Boxset
  4. Parker Kay: Function Magazine 15
  5. Donelle Woolford: Dick Jokes
  6. Lisa Smolkin: Soft Sorrow & Miracles
  7. Acts of Voicing
  8. Erin Nelson: Broon
  9. Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl
  10. Manuel Arturo Abreu and Rafaela Dražić: Incalculable Loss
  11. From Decision to Heresy by François Laruelle
  12. Wiels!
  13. Jim Fletcher and Harry Mathews: Week One
  14. World 3
  15. Laura Demers: Ecstatic Essays No. 05: Tacita Dean’s Wanderlust
  16. Igor Zabel: Contemporary Art Theory
  17. Ron Giii: Non Contemporary t-shirt
  18. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
  19. Rainer Ganahl and Johan F. Hartle: DADALENIN
  20. Patrick Love: Copper X: Tales for a static generation
  21. Ulrike Grosswarth: Ulrike Grossarth: Fabrics from Lublin
  22. Nathan Isberg: A Manifesto for Sincere Loss
  23. Noah Lyon: ARTFORMULA #1 : All Your Favorite Artists
  24. Veronika Ivanova: Poetics of Transgression: Ethics of Encounter
  25. Institutions by Artists
  26. Femke de Vries: Fashioning Value – Undressing Ornament
  27. Liz Knox: Excerpt
  28. txtrapolis: Contemporary Text-Based Art from Singapore
  29. Mark von Schlegell: Ickles, Etc.
  30. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)
  31. Nickolas Mohanna: Heat Death
  32. Katharina Ammann: schwarz auf weiss: zeichnerischer Realismus - zeitgenössische Positionen
  33. HERE (I AM A MIGRATING SEED)
  34. Sarah Browne: How to Use Fool’s Gold
  35. Maryse Larivière: Orgazing
  36. The Exhibitionist No. 3