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Ecstatic Essays No. 04: The Mastication of Alina Szapocznikow

Jenine Marsh
Blank Cheque Press
Artists' Books
12.5 × 18 × 0.5 cm
28 pp

“Fingers reach between her lips, search for and pinch on the wet, slippery thing. Between thumb and index finger, she pulls it out and looks at it: indentations and protrusions, imperfect casts of her molars, the texture of her tongue and the roof of her mouth caught in a fluid animation, smeared with saliva, blurred with softness. A thing of coincidence, a near-perfect sculpture.”

Ecstatic Essays is a series of pamphlets presenting nuanced opinions on obscure topics in arts & culture.

  • Jenine Marsh (b. 1984) is an artist based in Toronto. She has exhibited her work widely, notably at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna; Entrée, Bergen; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Lulu, Mexico City; Vie d’ange, Montreal; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles; and 8-11, Toronto. She has participated in residencies at USF Verftet AiR Bergen (NO), Rupert (Vilnius) and the Banff Centre (CA).

Saddle-stitched risograph pamphlet, gold ink

  1. The Mastication of Alina

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