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Bidmat
[Prayer Mat]

Artwork date(s): 2010

Stephan Erasmus


Description: Scroll format in a clam-shell box with divisions holding the scroll

Medium: Fabriano paper, digital printing and cotton thread
Measurements: 272mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: # 1/5

Category: South African Artist's Book
Type: Scroll in box
Sub-type: Artist as sole producer (concept, item, binding and box)
Theme(s): Reflexive historical book form via repurposed biblical texts for personal socio-political & religious contemplation & commentary

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: The artist
Pages: unpaged

Reference noteSource text: Every Bible verse in the Old Testament containing the word 'land' has been collected and printed. The text has been cut into strips and woven into a scroll with cotton thread. Every woven section contains five lines of text.

Exhibition notesIncluded in the exhibition 'Hartland', Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, 6th 29th October 2010.

Included on the exhibition 'TEXTures: an exhibition of texts, textures and structure in artists' books', Archives and Special Collections, Library and Information Centre, University of Johannesburg, 5th March - 18th April 2014.

Included in the exhibition 'Behind The Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon', The Center for Book Arts: Main Gallery, New York, 11th October - 20th December 2014. Organised by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts, with Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Jae Jennifer Rossman (Yale) and Tony White (MICA).

Ref: GB/12753











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