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A collection of small artists' books
dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
or any work combining text and visual arts
in the spirit of dada or fluxus.

David Dellafiora
"Hermetically Sealed"
July 2010 - 40 pages - A6

A6 format (10.5x15 cm / 4 x 6") - 40 pages
hardcover, thread and quarter cloth binding
laser printing on ivory paper.
price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling

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      David Dellafiora is a cultural worker whose works takes a variety of forms including installation, public art,
      multiples and artist books. He is an art tutor at Participate Karingal, where he produces the folio edition KART,
      and a visiting lecturer at the School of Arts, University of Ballarat, Australia and University of Plymouth, UK.

      He founded the international correspondence neo-fluxus network Field Study with Benedict Phillips in 1993.
      Field Study was conceived as a way of reclaiming the negative spaces between art and life.
      Activities stemming from Field Study are emanations and group emanations are manifestations.
      Field Study sees each work as a manifestation of a collective spirit. Everyone is welcome to become a member of Field Study,
      irrespective of their arts practice, and contribute to Field Study projects.

      David, under the Field Study name, produces and publishes the assembling publications WIPE, ReSite and Field Report.
      David's artist books are in numerous international collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Britain,
      Victoria & Albert Museum and the Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry.

      Further details of Field Study activities and projects can be found at the Field Study International blog at:
      http://daviddellafiora.blogspot.com Or email David Dellafiora at: fluxusstudy@hotmail.com

      Hermetically Unsealed

      Spanning a decade, this collection of works includes original layout graphics and collages for Field Study,
      manifestos and visual poems.

      To quote Comte de Lautréamont, "Chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella".
      Many of the collages in this collection use juxtaposition to create effect, image and text, sign and signifier.
      Objects are brought together with the process of making of these strange marriages left visible.
      These are not seamless collages, rather they create their alchemy from the raw materials of the world.

      Compiling and selecting works from my archive for this publication has given me the opportunity to see recurring themes in the work:
      light and dark, duality and the unconscious mind in a state of revolt.

      David Dellafiora

      Francis Van Maele
      Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland

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