1/ Abjure, what's it about?
Abjure is the first David Bart’s Artist book.
Each book is in limited edition and numbered.
From latin : ab-contre, juro-je jure
to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant:
to abjure one's errors.
to avoid or shun.
2/ What’s inside?
- 1 Artist book of 48 pages composed of:
• Color photographies and graphic researches;
• Texts in English, French and original Latin text.
printed on Artic White paper 170g
Finished format : 24 x 16 cm Italian + flaps
Impression : Quadri recto / verso
Shaping : Back Perfect binding sewn Cover with flaps : 4 pages, modern half 350g mate coated paper
Finish: matt filming
Printed at Escourbiac France
- 1 download code for:
• Open Air Film 6'09 '' mp4 HQ size
• The book soundtrack (yes, after all, there are soundtracks for films, but never for books) duration 12'55 '' in MP3 and AIFF formats
- 1 flyer (A5 format 350g matt).
3/ Statement of intent
This artbook questions man’s parochial vision and short-term approach vis-à-vis his environment, hence his destiny. I apprehend space and time in their symbolic and experimental dimensions. A presence / absence suggested through materials, black sand, foam, volcanic stones, sulfur, as well as suspension, blur, intangibility... In recontextualizing The Popular Astronomy illustrations in real, contemporary environments and time frames, I reveal a singular metamorphosis: that of landscape turning into sign.
4/ Open Air film
The film is an essay on the disappearance of the effect of gravity. The water sucked like flies through the sky. On Earth and in space, each element is organized around gravitation. It influences everything.
The film is not intended to illustrate this phenomenon but to reveal how this physical property is deeply rooted in our perception of space and time, and we consider it obvious aquise.
5/ “Abjure” soundtrack
A soundtrack was jointly created with the book, adding an audio dimension to the visuals. It was composed in part using sounds collected in Iceland. Music was recorded in a home studio.
6/ Your support is essential to the viability of the project.
The " Abjure " project is self-produced. In order to exist it needs your support. Your contribution through crowdfunding is essential to the concretisation of the project.
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Many thanks for your interest and for your help!