|The second edition of 300 signed and numbered copies
Self published art book, printed 2017
100 x 150 mm / Hardcover, Leporello binding, Handmade / 28 pages
"J.B. about men floating in the air" was inspired by the story of two Lithuanian-American pilots who tried to set a new world record by flying over the Atlantic into Eastern Europe in the early 1930s. I found a reference to the attempt in a Joseph Brodsky poem and decided to create my own ?parallel world? in black-and-white images.
My story is about the dream of every person to break out from the vice of all kinds of prohibitions and fly away to a distant unknown in search of unlimited freedom and find there his true motherland and real home.
At first I made a series of mockumentary photographs to get the effect of stopped time, but then decided that it was necessary to increase a gap between the documentary and imaginary world, therefore I added a few collages and drawings.
Also it is a story about a personal attempt doomed to fail to find a way to himself through time and space, breaking the invisible boundary between himself and his mirror twin, the mortal Castor and immortal Pollux.
In the result the book was made in Leporello format, which allows the viewers to choose how to browse the images and find their own ending in this story.
Best Photobooks Lists:
List of best books of 2016 at photo-eye;
Source 88: The Photobook Issue The Greatest Photobooks of All Time: selected by Larissa Leclair;
The first Photobook award Maribor - Shortlist
Tate Library Collection, the bibliographic collection of The Municipal Archives of Lisbon
Reviews & links:
Review on the PhotoBook by Douglas Stockdale; Ostlook magazine; The Blue Notebook magazine; Lomography magazine; Elephant Magazine; The issue 'Lithuanian nocturne' produced by art magazine "Iskusstvo"
The exhibition New Spread in the PHOTOBOOKFEST in Moscow, 2017; The Second Triennial INFOCUS Exhibition of Photo Books Exhibition, 2016 - 2017; ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM International Photography Festival, the Discovery Award Exhibition 2016; "Between the lines" curated by archipelago, London, 2016; ?Ouvrage?, Milan, 2016; 'Irren ist menschlich' curated by Kaetha, Berlin, 2016;
?Lithuanian nocturne?, ?Arka? gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-2016
Project Organizers: Moscow publishing house ?Iskusstvo? and gallery ?Arka?
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