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townsite-bookwork-TH01_frontcover

Townsite House, hand bound bookwork, embossed leather covers, photogravure, lithfilm, screenprinting, 25.5 × 25.5 × 1.5 cm (closed), 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH02_frontpastedown

Townsite House, detail of front paste down, photogravure on kozo, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH03_frontflyleaf

Townsite House, detail of front flyleaf, lace paper pasted to Moriki, double matt mylar, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH04_titlerecto

Townsite House, detail of title page, screenprinting on double matt mylar, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH05_titleverso

Townsite House, detail of recto of title page and lace paper, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH06_image01

Townsite House, photogravure on Lanaquarelle, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH07_image02

Townsite House, two images on lithfilm, layered, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH08_image02and03

Townsite House, two images on lithfilm, opened, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH09_image03

Townsite House, recto view of layered lithfilm images, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH10_image04

Townsite House, photogravure, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH11_image04and05

Townsite House, photogravure on verso, lithfilm over photogravure on recto, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH12_image05and06

Townsite House, lithfilm over photogravure on verso, photogravure on recto, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH13_image07

Townsite House, photogravure, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH14_image08and09

Townsite House, photogravures, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH15_image10

Townsite House, photogravure, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH16_text_image11

Townsite House, text screenprinted on double matt mylar, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH17_image11

Townsite House, verso view of text page and photogravure on recto page, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH18_image12

Townsite House, direct gravure on verso and lace paper on recto, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH19_image13

Townsite House, screenprint on double matt mylar, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH20_colophon

Townsite House, colophon, screenprinted on double matt mylar, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH21_backflyleaf

Townsite House, back flyleaf, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH22_backpastedown

Townsite House, back paste down, photogravure, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

townsite-bookwork-TH23_backcover

Townsite House, embossed leather on Eterno board, 25.3 × 25.3 cm (page size), 2006

The Townsite House Project is a two-part body of work consisting of a series of 34 toned, fibre-based silver gelatin prints and a book work. The project was inspired by the experience in living in Corner Brook’s Townsite area. Four models of homes were built in the 1920-30’s by the pulp and paper mill for their management and skilled labour. I photographed in five homes – all the same model as the one I live in. I wanted to provide a reading experience that would give the visual equivalence of the uncanny experience of being in homes that are the same/not the same as mine.

The book work makes use of a mediated process of representation. Using photogravure, film transparencies, screenprinting and letterpress, the hand bound book work layers and mirrors images and text to echo the architectural palimpsest. The videos of the maquettes provide information on the evolution of the structure and content of the book work.