Abbra Kotlarczyk
A sonorous draft; a lexicon of windjamming, 2020-21
Artist book, 87 pages, digital printing with unique hand perforated covers made from natural dyes of acacia glaucoptera (clay wattle), mint, pomegranate, lily, parsley and lavender, graphite, acrylic polymer and rice glue on 300sgm papers
21 x 15cm, edition of 50 

A limited edition, 87 page print publication of the central text of an exhibition reading room at BLINDSIDE, A sonorous draft; a lexicon of windjamming 2021, currently in hibernation in Gallery 2. Through poetry, historical research and speculative non-fiction prose, this hybrid text opens up to non-conventional forms of kinship and sound-perception as a queer strategy for displacing the visual (as akin to the biological) gaze. Each edition features a unique hand-dyed and perforated cover with corresponding edition number, based on the central exhibition installation, windjammer 01-07 (2020-21).

B-side artists: Mel Deerson and Briony Galligan

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