Collage, Hand-painting, Ink, Photography, Rubbing
11 × 9 × 5 in
1 in stock
Stephen Dupont & Marshall Weber, Kill Them All, 2017. Editioned book, Medium: photo, ink, rubbing, collage, hand painting, 11.0 in W x 9.0 in H x 0.5 in D, accordion binding. Edition Size: 12
The photographs in this provocative accordion fold book were taken in Afghanistan from 1993 to 2012 by Stephen Dupont. The ink painting, rubbings and book design were done by Marshall Weber.
Weber illuminated Dupont’s photographs with ink painting and stenciled red wax letters which form a poem written by Weber. On the other side are red wax and ink painting by Weber and more of Weber’s text. The poetry offers an emotional perspective on the complicity of those who benefit from the ongoing wars in developing nations prosecuted by the United States of America.
Dupont chose about 300 photos from his massive archive and gave them to Weber who then edited this (and four other books, there will be 12 books in the entire series) and constructed an accordion fold book of the photos. Weber meticulously brushed Sumi and other inks throughout the pages of the book merging the imagery and texts creating both an epic frieze and an intimate accordion fold book.
Dupont and Weber have been collaborating on exhibitions, workshops, and artists’ books for over a decade; “Kill Them All” is the fifth book in their “Dark Illuminations” series.