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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Item date(s): 2009

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

Pages: 210pp
Size: 216mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #9/12

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: Artists Book
ISBN: 0-14-014035-2
Cat. 241-C5b ZA
Exhibition 2017

Additional notes:
Altered 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.

Medium: Digital print on paper

Penguin 1990 edition

Reference note: 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 notes:
Absa L'Atelier Exhibition, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, 2010.

Item 0241 - C5b ZA on Booknesses: Artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection.

UJ Art Gallery, University of Johannesburg

25 March to 5 May 2017

Ref: GB/13258

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