Melbourne: Masterthief, 2013. Limited Edition. Stiff Wraps. "[O]ccasioned by BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, August 20, 2010, which also refers in red-printed wood type to the locations and dates of other environmental disasters associated with extractive industries. An epigraph by Lillian Hellman refers to the people who 'eat the earth', while other pepole 'stand around and watch them eat it.' Images of jellyfish are intersperced with an allusive text that suggests that the initial Deepwater Horizon explosion extinguished the light and replaced it wiht a darkness driven by profit. It perverts nature, and makes water mutate and burn: 'A black sludge ripples across the sea, through the air, towards the edges of the planet, toward the centre of our breathing.' The spill (which experts pretend to control and contain) becomes a death pool, like an enormous jellyfish, that rises to the surface, and then lies motionless."
"Peter Lyssiotis is a photographer/photomonteur, filmmaker, writer and book artist who has worked in the field of bookarts for over 25 years." Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed stiff wraps, grey endpages; archival dropspine box. Small 8vo. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 10 of 10. Signed. Item #8743