Sudarshan Shetty, I Know Nothing of the End, 2013. Favorite
The artist book, "I Know Nothing of the End," is composed of single, unpunctuated sentences, drawn out with a single line accompanying each image. The text describes a scene surrounding a death ritual involving the ashes of the deceased being stored outside the family home for thirteen days in a terracotta pot covered with white cloth. The photographic etchings were taken from film stills from footage in an Indian home. The images of a domestic setting, when rendered in black and white elicit the latent cinematic within the everyday, and the potential of a narrative through setting, lighting, atmosphere, objects and detail.
This artist book contains 23 photo etchings and is printed on Coventry 340 gm paper.
Size 21 x 37cm
Signed by the artist and numbered,
The edition is 16, + 2 AP + 2 HC + 1 PP
This limited Sudarshan Shetty artist book is available at Har- El Printers & Publishers here