A pair of hard covered and clothbound concertina books, 9cm x 14.5cm. Digital photographs of two walks in my hometown of Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA are collaged and inkjet printed on 140 gsm cartridge paper. The books document the performance of walking through places of memory to elicit our past selves whom we join in reminiscences, remembering, and reconfiguration of the self.
These books are the material artefacts which accompany my practice-based PhD enquiry, submitted in September 2016, entitled The Artist Book: Making as embodied knowledge of practice and the self. Through this study I build the argument that the artist’s book, as performative autoethnographic practice, evidences embodied knowledge of one’s identity and creativity by encasing the self within the book. The thesis abstract can be found here.