Fear of Disappearance set out to explore the notion of identity in relation to space and architectural landscape. Here, I aimed to investigate my own connection with the urban setting, searching for the feeling of permanency within the environment marked by continuous redevelopment and population change. What kind of changes do we experience as the result of relocation? How do the memories of specific physical locations contribute to the development of place attachment? And crucially: How can the anxiety of change be visually expressed?
On the 7th of May the sculpture and the artist edition were first previewed as part of Chat/1 work-in-progress showcase organized by I’m not done artists, and was shown at The Archive Gallery of The Rose Lipman Centre in De Beauvoir Town, London.
Format: Soft cover (235 gm Pergamenata Fedrigoni, off-machine laminated, Pearl Silver). Type of paper: Freelife Cento Binding: Hand Sewn Pamphlet Stitch Size: A5 Number of pages: 52 Type of printing: digital Number of pictures: 31 Buy online option can be found at the following link.
One of my personal highlights this May was Offprint at Tate Modern, where the artist edition of the book was shown along with Akina Books recent projects, Grand Circle Diego and Swastika on the Sun. Very grateful to Nadia Nervo for such a lovely tweet from the event.
One of my fave art book by @MariyaUstymenko #AkinaBooks #OffprintLondon @Tate pic.twitter.com/kGRNxuk9pH— nadia nervo (@nadiannart) May 24, 2015
The last but by far not the least of May events was the book work showcase at Off the shelf exhibition at /i’klectik/ Art Lab in London where the artist edition and the zine were exhibited along with a great selection of international artist books.
After this overwhelmingly wonderful and busy period I took the month of June off to attend friend artist events, performances, and exhibitions. What I am up to now? I have just finished developing a new photo series for the Preto Collective, its inaugural publication to appear in early autumn, joined Shutter Hub and T.A.P., and became the founder W.A.L.PH. Collective. World domination aside, my plan for autumn 2015 includes work on the exhibition potential of the Fear of Disappearance project. If you would like to keep up to date with any planned public events the coming season, please, subscribe to my Facebook or Twitter feed. Wishing all a wonderful August break, and thank you for following my blog!