Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend - Margaret Lansink

Special edition with collage Natsukashii
Margaret Lansink, 2020
hardcover in box
Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend - Margaret Lansink: Special edition with collage Natsukashii
Publisher: the (M)├ęditions & IBASHO
Dimensions: 186 x 140 mm
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 979-10-95424-17-8
€ 254.72

In the infinite flow of everything, people come and go in our lives. While the presence of some can be so subtle that we hardly register when it begins or ends, with others it's far clearer: they enter, or leave, with a bang.
In Border of Nothingness, Dutch photographer Margaret Lansink (b. 1961) dwells in the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter's decision to suspend contact with her, photographing landscapes and nude women whose disappearing presence raises the same haunted question: is this the moment you were gone?
As times passed, Lansink and her daughter reconnected to investigate whether their break could be mended. Lansink then began to revisit and reinterpret Borders of Nothingness in a physical practice that mirrored their emotional efforts of healing. Working from the Japanese practice of repairing ceramics with gold leaf, she combined her images, severs them, and mends their breaks with gold leaf to put hope into the possibility of a bond that is stronger and more beautiful because it had once been broken.

- Katherine Oktober Matthews
30 copies signed & numbered from I to XXX, in a special box, accompanied by a collage on handmade Kizuki Washi paper with 23Kt. gold leaf (three different collages; this sample comes with the collage 'Natsukashii').
stock number: NB276
of 329