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    Louise Tu’u | Performing the Margins

    Louise Tu’u

    Performing the Margins: Auckland launch

    30 September 2017, 5.30pm 

    Artspace

    Central Auckland

     

     

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    Performing the Margins: Auckland launch

     

     

    Performing the Margins by Louise Tu’u
    Published 2017 by We Should Practice
    Designed by Amy Yalland, Index
    Printed by Index Press
    Risograph printed in 3 colours
    44pp with die-cut gatefold cover
    Hand-finished by the artist, shrink-wrapped
    Edition of 100 books
    194mm x 275mm

     

     

    Louise will be talking about the book at 5:30pm, and will be signing books sold on the night. The designer will also be present.

     

     

    The book weaves four Samoan concepts; fa’alavelave (trouble), fiapoto (‘smart alec’), fa’amatala or matala (to open/explain) and faitatala (to gossip) to discuss An Anthem of Hope, a show that Tu’u made at the The Physics Room in October 2013.

     

     

    Tu’u has penned notes to the reader on the shapes cut out of the die-cut covers.  These were inserted back into the body of the book, then shrink-wrapped.  Each copy has been added to by the artist, with drawings and strike-outs; and each book is a one-off.

     

     

    Artspace

    Level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd, 

    Newton, 

    Auckland

     

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