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.
Some pics about children laboratory we had @VARSI Gallery on March, 8th
during the Through the Rabbit event.
Participants were invited not only to read the book but to understand also how book was conceived and realised
through the specific technique of cut-up .
By this new level of comprehension, they became then able to interact with story and create a new, personal version of it.
In collaboration with S.C.O.S.S.E association http://www.scosse.org
photos by Federica Tafuro
Here it is
A short glance on a new little project about an island full of dolls
a strange doctor with his strange court
…always following rabbits.
We ain’t drowned,
new covers from Trude Rabbit special edition are coming
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
Talking and images about Bambi Kramer’s CUT UP, TRUDE RABBIT, FORTEPRESSA and CRACK! Festival…
A short interview on the web magazine DATE HUB by Rossana Calbi
check it out!
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.
Handmade japanese style in book binding by Bambi Kramer
dwg: Bambi Kramer
photo: Federica Tafuro
LOVE NEVER ENDS – in LJUBAV NE PRESTAJE, Novo Doba Festival Anthology, 4th edition. Belgrade 2013
FORMELLO AND HIS MERIDIAN SUNDIAL, illustration in M. Catamo LA MERIDIANA DI FORMELLO
While in Italy there are about 13.000 sundials of many kinds (mostly on walls), sundials such as the one in Formello are relatively rare. In Lazio we just have two: one in Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Rome, and now the recently restored one in Formello’s San Lorenzo Martire’s Church.
An historical and scientific essai.
(Many thanks to Prof. Woodruff T. Sullivan III, for his kind suggestion and his precious attention)