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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Artwork date(s): 2009

Ilka van Schalkwyk  - (book artist)
Salman Rushdie  - (original author)

Medium: Digital print on paper
Measurements: 216mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #9/12

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: Artists Book
Pages: 210pp

Reference noteAltered book.

This book is a digital facsimile of an original edition of Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. The artist has replaced each letter of each word with an associated block of colour in accordance with her Graphene-colour Synaesthesia, a condition whereby her perception associates colours with words, letters of the alphabet, numbers, days of the week etc.

Penguin 1990 edition.

Winner of the 2010 Absa L'Atelier Award. The printed and bound book which sits on a pedestal is accompanied by 12 enlarged pages from the book and a collection of struggle song lyrics, also translated into colour.

Exhibition notesAbsa L'Atelier Exhibition, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, 2010.

Ref: GB/13258

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