|Author:||Main Author: Meador, Clifton - United States 1957
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
Atlanta, Ga., Nexus Press, 1999.
Related Item: Long, Slow March (1995), Whisky Defense (2001), Nameless Dead (2004), Avalanche (2007)
Artist Keywords: Visual narrative
Artist Keywords: place and history
Artist Keywords: travel/tourism
Artist Keywords: monuments
Artist Keywords: memory
Sam Fox Keywords: Travel / tourism
Library Keywords: Meador, Clifton
Library Keywords: Solove t skii monastyr'
Library Keywords: Artists' books -- United States
Artist Statement - In the far North of Russia, near the Arctic Circle, on an
island in the middle of the White Sea is an old monastery, Solovetski. Isolated and
remote, these beautiful and remarkable buildings were the first concentrated camp in
the GULAG system. The terror has evaporated, but the reverberations linger, evoking
shifting readings of the site. The book is an exploration of what constitutes a
Title Description - In Meador's latest work, he travels in northernmost Russia to the White Sea near the Arctic Circle to the Solovetski Monastery that became the first GULAG. The story is super-saturated as are the tints of the photographs that are printed full-page. Text appears to wander down stairs and through doors building the story of place as "a monument that exists in the mind of the reader." References: Art on Paper. 29 June 2008 (printedmatter.org).
Physical Description - Trade case/smythe sewn. Offset lithography, printed by the artist in 30 colors of ink.