Published by ying on May 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized
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A Land of Wildness
Comprising of 17 pieces of prose and 2 loose prints, A Land of Wildness is a literal and visual intimacy. The photographs are loose by design and printed on creamy, glossy fibre paper to offset the toothy, matte texture of the text stock. The chapbook itself has two covers – a peach dust jacket with iridescent foil stamping and a lemon yellow inside cover. A Land of Wildness is 6 x 4.5 inches and printed in a limited edition of 80.
Price: USD$16 inc. postage
Published by gareth on March 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized
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God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages – Jacques Deval
Giraffe Behind the Door is a project about animals in captivity. As human beings evolved so did the environment around us. We built walls, set boundaries and kept the wilderness out. In our efforts to connect back with nature we built gardens and zoos, confining the wild animals in cages & glass boxes.
Wild animals naturally shy away from human beings and hide in their habitats. Zoo exhibits are made in such a way that the animals are always visible to the public gaze. Beautifully painted dioramas create an illusion of open landscape and artificial habitat inside these enclosures. The stress of being in captivity often leads to Zoochosis, abnormal behaviors such as pacing and sometimes even self-mutilation. An animal in captivity remains as nothing but a ghost of its former self. Giraffe behind the door is a journey through five zoos in New York and the psychological spaces of the animals in them.
Asmita Parlkar is a photographer based in Mumbai exploring stories about the relationship between humans and animals. For more in formation on her work please visit – http://www.asmitaparelkar.com/