Maledetta Primavera. Artist Book. Published by Booklet Press in Tokyo in 2012. Click on image to learn more and to order a booklet.
Reformatting and versioning, like memory, transforms by means of iteration. The images in this booklet are drawings based on the music videos of a popular song from the nineteen eighties called La Maldita Primavera, interpreted by the Mexican singer Yuri. It was this song that made Yuri famous, yet the original version was the Italian Maledetta Primavera by Loretta Goggi. The video was first formatted for the square television screen and eventually uploaded to YouTube. Each version, including the manual rendering on paper adds artifacts and distorts the image further.
The technique devised for these drawings makes use of the hydrophobic quality of charcoal in order to create noise on the surface when it is exposed to a mixture of liquid medium and calcium carbonate. The drawings were compounded by Evita Yumul into a risograph perfect bound booklet made of 52 unopened pages. Every page must be torn in order to reveal the image and in this way the consumer completes the book. It was published as an open edition by Booklet Press in Tokyo in 2012.
Selection of Untitled Drawings for the Maledetta Primavera Booklet. Charcoal and calcium carbonate on paper, each drawing is 8.5 x 11." Made in Colombia in 2012.