By Ephraim Asili
Rochester, New York: Visual Studies Workshop, 2021. Edition of 500.
8.5 x 11, 12 gatefolds and 1 double gatefold, hidden wire-o binding, includes a 7" vinyl record and comes in a die-cut slip-case.
VSW: "Part of the FAB (Film Art Book) imprint for VSW Press, ‘Measuring Time’ by Ephraim Asili represents a transitional period between the filmmaker's touring and screenings on the festival circuit for ‘The Diaspora Suite’ and the completion of his first feature film, ‘The Inheritance’. While at the BlackStar film festival in his hometown of Philadelphia, Asili began making Polaroid portraits of his community and his interest in photographing expanded soon after. Research elements that play a central role in ‘The Inheritance’ also factor in this notebook. Included is a 7 inch vinyl record Addendum of the artist's Hip Hop inspired audio journal recordings. A uniquely poetic work in its own right, this book and record document the expansive cosmos around Asili's critically important films.
"Ephraim Asili is an African-American artist, filmmaker, D.J., and traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world. Asili resides in Hudson, NY and is a professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College."