Unfolding Patterns of Atrocities
By Malini Gupta
Portland, Oregon: Ochre (art + design), 2007. Edition of 10.
15.5 x 5"; 11 unbound leaves. Letterpress printed with handset type and illustrations printed from polymer plates. Illustrations blind embossed. Laid in red paper wraparound. In gray cloth box with ribbon and base lift. Artist statement tipped in bottom of box. Signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon.
Malini Gupta: "Unfolding explores the ongoing genocide in Darfur. The blind embossed illustrations were drawn from photographs of a Die-in performance, a form of protest where the participants simulate being dead, that I staged in conjunction with this piece. The line drawings at the bottom of each page connect to form the map of Sudan. The cut-up poem was composed from Nicholas Kristof’s coverage of the genocide in The New York Times. Meanwhile, the genocide goes on."