letterpress, xerox, colored pencil
6.875" x 8.25"
(available for purchase through OXBLOOD - $10 + shipping)
Stephen Duncombe once said, "The history of all rebellious cultural and political movements is within the history of the unavoidable contradiction of staking out new ground within and through the landscape of the past".
“condemn || condemned” is the first publication from OXBLOOD Publishing, a concept press exploring publishing as artistic practice. Operating under the imperative “get out, get out fast” this first publication was conceived, designed, and produced over the course of the few weeks following the 2017 presidential inauguration. The images are a small sampling of condemned buildings found in Auburn, NY. The images and corresponding text explore, through design and process, the poetic parallels and undertones between a body public whose foundation seems split by the awakening of a deep cultural fissure, and the often-overlooked deteriorating physical infrastructures.