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Katie Kerr
Someplace Else

  • 2020

    Submission # 201

  • Output

    Publication – Pukapuka

  • Kaupapa

    Wildcard – Unique Projects

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  • Location

    Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau

Project Overview:
In this crafted first edition of 75, Louise Stevenson brings together drawings and recollections of travel between Hungary and New Zealand from 1991–2019. Travel ephemera such as airplane tickets, bus passes and museum entries are the starting point for a body of drawings accumulating over that time.

Kaupapa:
Recounting her experiences of travelling between the two countries, Stevenson considers the tensions of a trans-national relationship split between two places — between home and overseas, between foreigner and resident, between tourist and citizen. The book pertinently recalls pre-2020 international travel. “I wonder if in the everyday minutiae of this travel ephemera there are prescient indicators of the future.”

Response:
Louise's intimate works on paper employ collage, stitching, mark-making and pin-pricking, which were incorporated into the design of the publication. Die-cutting and stitch-binding echoed the artwork. Three different sized paper stocks, each with their own print method, were employed to tell the story. Text was risograph-printed onto craft paper, collected ephemera laser printed onto tracing paper, and the Indigo Press was employed to recreate the carefully photographed work.

Archiver’s Response:

Crafted design is a continuity of the artist's work. Here graphic design blends with art, into one coherent piece of work.

Since travel is at the core of the project, it's interesting to see how the meaning of the work takes a different light given in worldwide pandemic context.

Credits & Collaborators:
Artist - Louise Stevenson
Designer - Katie Kerr
Photographer - Sanji Karu

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