Title of publication: Dalston Anatomy Name of artist: Lorenzo Vitturi
Additional contributor: Sam Berkson Design: Tankboys Editor: Bruno Ceschel, Francesca Seravalle and Lorenzo Vitturi Imprint: SPBH Editions and JibiJana Publication date: October 2013 Place of publication: London Edition size: 700, signed and numbered Format: Hardcover, Vlisco fabric Size: 19 x 26cm Number of pages: 168 Type of printing: Lithography Number of pictures: 110 Price: £40, €48, $65
Book Description: Lorenzo Vitturi’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.