RAGDOLLS are multimaterial creatures made with scraps, fragments that can divide, rotate and assemble again simulating living movement. Then there is an island, a love story and an evil Plague Doctor trying to collect all the multiplicity that those mixed-up forms of life can bring in a striped, jail-like establishing.
Original music sheets from the early 1900’s moves this little chimeras’ parade at the Rag time.
RAGDOLLS PARADE is a book that comes out at the end of a process which lasted more than a year, starting in Colombia with a theater performance, and then a six meters drawn roll that illustrates it.
From the flowing continuity of a roll, eyes, arms, legs and bodies are extracted and isolated by a new Victor Frankenstein. Reproducing and combining them, hidden creatures, movements and stories are revealed.
The whole work develops as a big detournement and cut-up operation by moving and implanting new elements in old and “al-ready made” structures, making the book as a ragdoll itself, pages and images dancing at their own music.
Luca Raffaelli, Valerio Bindi and Bambi Kramer @ VARSI Gallery 8.03.2014
presenting the new limited edition of TRUDE RABBIT.
Photos by Federica Tafuro
we said it… here we are!
8.03.2014 @Galleria VARSI (Rome) presents: THROUGH THE RABBIT
7-10 pm Presentation of the new limited edition of TRUDE RABBIT: first 15 numbers, 15 covers… 6 meters book all continuous
with Luca Raffaelli (Repubblica, XL), Valerio Bindi (Fortepressa, CRACK! Fumetti Dirompenti) and Bambi Kramer
from 5 pm workshop for children : we’ll cut, paste and draw re-inventing Trude Rabbit in association with SCOSSE
Workshop is free, booking is required at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll also be hosted in the wonderful world of Jacopo Mandich COSMOGONIE, check it out:
Galleria VARSI, Via San Salvatore in Campo, 51 (Rome)
TRUDE in her new look is coming soon for them who will be around in Rome
in the meanwhile, to keep in touch…
n. 15 Blooming
So.. Springtime here seems very close and willing to come
and NEW Trude Rabbit Covers too.
Waiting for some exciting news we will announce pretty soon,
here they are for this week:
n.13 Shy Warthog
n.14 My Left Hand
after a short [rainy] stop
here they are, TRUDE RABBIT new covers:
n. 11 womb
n. 12 Mr the Frog
[click to see bigger]
Today’s NEW COVERS from Trude Rabbit limited edition
n. 8 ghost carp
n. 9 muzzles #1
n. 10 lonely bird
Happy to announce that the LION
– copy n.4 of the TRUDE RABBIT deluxe serie –
has received his first reservation.
So we want to take the occasion to remember that each copy is unique and not reproducible
because the fragment on the front cover is an original one
Remembering how it works:
each book from a limited serie of 30 is a
continuous 6 meters book
hand bound by the artist herself
having on the front cover a different fragment from the original roll of drawings which generated the book itself.
We’ll present some books every week, as the work goes on… enjoy!
This week, in order of appearance:
n.5: toad made of stone
n.6: pattern birds
n.7: toothed duck
An hand binded limited serie of 30, numbered and signed.
Six meters book, hard double cover,
and a slice from the original roll, making different and unique each copy.
A first glance… work in progress.