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Existential Jukebox: Self portrait in a year of the dog

     This book of drawings and writings is a meditation on how identity is informed by objects, place, and storytelling. It is a durational self-portrait printed with a Risograph.

     The Risograph—which is sort of a hybrid between a mimeograph and a photocopier—was widely used in the 1980s by schools, churches, and other government offices to print and disseminate information economically, until the advent of the Xerox, desktop printers, and email made it redundant.

     In the early 21st century, however, the Risograph has experienced a resurgence in the hands of artists, independent publishers, and printers. As a lo-fi duplication technology, slight mis-registration occurs between each layer of color which confers a human-made feel.

 

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