Sebastián Barrante’s artist’s book is born from a string of phrases, as an exquisite corpse, that arrives to the expression “the image is the remainder of my reflection” and from the author’s later attempt to bring it into a concrete object.
In this attempt, the need to conjugate text and image appears symbiotically. This is how he constructs this book with multiple readings: a flipped text that can only be translated with the help of a mirror reflection; countless images that appear in the movement of the book as it is handled; and the reader’s own image reflected in the book itself.
La imagen es el residuo de mi reflexión, published by Naranja Publicaciones, was hand-made by the Chilean artist and editor of Naranja Sebastián Barrante in Santiago de Chile on March of 2017. Three numbered copies were made in spanish and Three numbered copies in english.
Author: Sebastián Barrante
Format: The materials used were three 4mm. mirrors, a plate engraved in metal and cialux fabric for the covering of the container box. The DIN Pro typeface was used in its regular version for the text engraved in metal.
Publisher: Naranja Publicaciones (Santiago, Chile)
Dimensions: 13 x 18.5 x 3 cm (closed)
Print run: 3 unique copies
Language: English / Spanish
Collections: Artists’ Books Collection Fundação Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Artists’ Books Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany; Colección Fava, Santiago, Chile; Private Collection of Naranja Publicaciones.
Year of publication: 2017