Cutting the Collection, a zine by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison.
A 10.5cm X 15cm, 52 page full-colour zine with a colour cover, cardboard back and a yellow spine.
This zine features treasure found within the digital archives of the Performing Arts Collection. Skimming the surface of their dance, theatre, and circus collections, we harvested digital copies of raged-edged programmes, costume designs, and juggling balls. A mixed bag of images we in some way responded to and thought we could combine within the pages of an A6 zine to be created especially for the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the NGV. Chiefly in the role of the fan, whilst also acting as the visually curious, we selected images of Moya and Fred Brown juggling cushions, c.1920s and Patricia Redmond and Owen Laurence performing as ‘Latasha and Laurence’. We collected more than we needed to tell a tale, all the better to whittle away the excess later on in the studio. This was our process. We dug about in the archives and left with a wealth of sepia-toned gems.
All zines are wrapped in an envelope with cardboard insert to ensure arrival of a smooth zine to your door.
Zine proportions: 10.5cm X 15cm.
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Please note: price shown in Australian dollars.