Here is the finished book residency proposal. I had to put together a budget, project description, portfolio of past work and a dummy book, meant to show how the book would function structurally, with the expectation that the ideas will be refined upon if chosen for the residency. I'm actually really excited about the result. For more pictures, please check out my newly updated "Books" gallery!
Here's my description:
“Bedrock” is an exploration of what might be found in a person’s blueprints, if we were drawn from them. I propose to edition a Japanese stab-bound book of silkscreened poems and prints onto rice paper. The book is encased in a box and sits above a hidden compartment that opens to reveal a cyanotype print. This cyanotype is a response to the poems, and its image will fade if exposed to light for too long (though cyanotypes do restore themselves once returned to darkness).
It was quite a challenge to describe the book concept AND its technical specs in 100 words or less. I hope this was concise but also exciting enough for the jury reviewing the applications.
I went into Keystone Editions Friday to get this packed and ready to ship to New York, and let my weekend officially start when I met up for lunch with Daniela, a former prof of mine back home. It's so surreal to spend time together halfway round the world, but completely wonderful too.