Formats
Anthologies
102
Audio
310
Catalogues
380
Clothing
23
Editions
31
Ephemera
72
Literary
34
Monographs
157
Posters
269
Video
39
Zines
144

Shop > Artists' Books

#14828

Your Very Own

Artist
John Nyman
Price
$30.00
Date
2021
Publisher
John Nyman
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
9781927035443
Genre
Poetry, Found Images
Description

Your Very Own is made up of erasures of pages (including both text pages and illustrations) from the 1985 children’s adventure book Choose Your Own Adventure #43: Grand Canyon Odyssey, written by Jay Leibold and illustrated by Don Hedin. By applying the erasure writing/drawing method to this text, Nyman non-linearly presents a new experience of the book through a more robust framework of choice and responsibility than that offered by the original. Through erasure and reconstruction, Nyman confronts traditional gendered and racialized stereotypes examining how the original presented the reader’s character as a white boy and an Indigenous woman as a two-dimensional supporting character.

Your Very Own is a scaled down, tiny homage to the Choose Your Own Adventure books. The cover design includes the garage-sale masking tape price tag, and everything from the pocket size to the colour of paper was chosen with that same inspiration. To expand the themes of erasure, some images are cut out. By making characters absent, Nyman replaces them with purposeful gaps in the shape of what could be or what was.

  1. Your Very Own
 

Related Items

  1. John Nyman: The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis: A Selection
  2. Monitored Properties
  3. the rou of alch
  4. Kevin Spenst: RETRACTABLE
  5. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  6. Matthew Rana: The Theory of the Square
  7. Félicia Atkinson: A book stands un-open, like a silent and neat empty bed
  8. Movements and Centres
  9. Laura Broadbent: Interviews
  10. Gustave Morin: Clean Sails
  11. Paul Buonaguro: Undead
  12. Boy
  13. Dolores Dorantes: Style
  14. Jennifer Tamayo: Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes
  15. New Poetry Titles for August 2016
  16. Jasmine Reimer: Small Obstructions
  17. Danielle LaFrance: Friendly + Fire
  18. Anahita Jamali Rad: for love and autonomy
  19. Matt Nish-Lapidus: Work, Life, Balance
  20. Renat’s Left Hand: Cafe 24-hour Loneliness
  21. The Four Poets, No.2
  22. The Four Poets: Issue 4
  23. Prathna Lor: 7, 2
  24. Cody Caetano: Pleasure Dome Poems
  25. jadda tsui: forest, spring flower
  26. Renat’s Left Hand: Twenty Eight Poems
  27. Renat’s Left Hand: Twelve Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Six
  28. Renat’s Left Hand: Love Letter to Nova Scotia
  29. Benjamin Krusling: Glaring
  30. Michael Bigelow: Iraklio Poems
  31. Piero Heliczer, Benjamin Thorel, and Sophie Vinet: Piero Heliczer
  32. Renat’s Left Hand: Instant Poetry
  33. Soto Labor: Trompette
  34. Rosanna Puyol: A Thing Conducting
  35. Coco Gordon and John K. Grande: A Biomass Continuity : CoCo Go Interactiv’ with John K. Grande’s Balance : Art & Nature
  36. Fig Trees: John Greyson and David Wall
  37. John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Chance: John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  38. Jaap Pieters and John Porter: 8 Affinities