KLARA DU PLESSIS & KADIE SALMON | INCIPIT. SCREE. EXPLICIT.
From April 14 to June 22, 2023.
"Incipit. Scree. Explicit." is a sculptural artist’s book that employs poetry and photography as medium. Literally meaning “(here) begins” and “(here) ends” in Latin, Incipit and Explicit bracket the book with the language of early press culture, while also bleeding into connotations of erotic graphic language. The terms further unsettle themselves on the slope of loose stones called Scree. Formally, the written poems are sonnets, loosening their rhythmic and stanzaic strictures, but maintaining the traditional fourteen-line format and rhyming couplet. Paper, including print-outs of the poems and photographic documentation, is folded, cut, scrunched, moistened, and harnessed according to different weights and tactilities.
- Opening on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m.