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#09871

A Pigeon to The Phoenix

Artist
Soner Ön
Price
$5.00
Date
2011
Publisher
self published
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover
Size
13 × 16 cm
Length
12 
Description

The artist attempts to make the experience of looking through a zine a spiritual one. The book begins with photos from his native neighborhood and “breaks out” mentally via cartoons which was his method of escape during his childhood.

The title is taken from a two part song project in which rapper duo Cannibal Ox off of their debut album The Cold Vein (Def Jux 2001) had a concept with the two last songs. The first song “Pigeon” deals with the realities of being an inhabitant in a poor urban setting, where the following song “Scream Phoenix” is an attempt at mental elevation beyond the circumstances given. The songs give me great inspiration as the familiarity of being a “Pigeon”, poor, living in a hopeless environment with the only choice to try and mentally empower oneself to “Scream Phoenix”.

Edition of 50

  1. A Pigeon to The Phoenix
 

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