EXTRA EXTRA! Edition
By Mary V. Marsh
Oakland, California: Quite Contrary Press, 2018. Edition of 90.
11 x 8.5'"; 12 pages. Risograph on Cougar Natural paper. Sewn binding with linen thread. In plain white envelope. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Mary V. Marsh: "An artist's book/exhibition catalog about reading and commuting in tabloid format. Documenting an immersive print installation for Kala Art Institute Fellowship Award and the artist's research about the history of reading and changes in technology, it includes commuter diary drawings, quotations, prints, letterpress type, and a bibliography. …
"While developing a print installation about reading on transit, I began to read books about reading, continuing my communication history research. I collected ideas about reading formats, historical changes, portability, and our brain’s adaptability. We experience new ideas and stories in our minds through reading, internal journeys intersect with the physical world of fellow passengers and the changing landscape outside the window of a bus. Each day’s journey gives one’s life a divided feeling: here or there. While traveling, you are between places. While reading, you are in between the imagined the real."