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There is an ocean

The book is a combination of six prose poem/narratives about young men’s encounters with bodies of water. At different intervals, these narratives are obscured by shifting swathes of blue thread sewn into the pages of the book, bringing to mind sensations of covering and uncovering, freedom, and constraint, of voices appearing and disappearing, and of the shifting concepts of time lived in an age where the risks of intimacy seem to have dangerously moved out of control. In the words of the artist, this book portrays the high stakes of letting oneself go, of the inherent tension and displaced youth of the young, (especially young gay men).

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Book details

Title:

 

There is an ocean

Publication Date:

 

1997

Place of publication:

 

Rosendale, NY

Publisher:

 

Women's Studio Workshop

Copyright Owner:

 

Joshua Saul Beckman

Subjects:

 

AIDS, peace and entrapment, serentity

Dimensions:

 

18 x 24 x 3 cm.

Number in Edition:

 

100

Paging:

 

1 folded strip ([20] leaves)

Paper:

 

Lana Bright White

Printing Method:

 

Silkscreen

Typeface:

 

Minion

Binding:

 

Hard cover bound

Funding Source:

 

New York State Council on the Arts, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, Edward Albee Foundation, Women's Studio Workshop

Signature:

 

Signed by the artist

Writer:

 

Joshua Saul Beckman

Printer:

 

Joshua Saul Beckman

Binder:

 

Joshua Saul Beckman


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