Title of publication: SPBH BOOK CLUB VOL IV by Mariah Roberston Name of artist: Mariah Roberston
Design: Antonio de Luca Editor: Bruno Ceschel Publication date: October, 2013 Edition size: 500 Format: Hardcover / Leporello Binding / HandMade Size: 15 x 20cm Number of pages: 40 Type of printing: Lithography Number of pictures: 20 Price: £50, €60, $80
Description of book: Mariah Robertson is an alchemist. Her experimental approach to making art has seen images spill from the restrictions of the frame and reach across walls and floors. In SPBH Book Club Vol IV, we are presented with the results of Robertson’s time in the immersive space of the darkroom – freeing herself from the classic conventions of photographic practice, she works intuitively with photograms, irregular chemical reactions, solarizations and collage to paint the surface of the photograph and push the magical element of the medium to it’s very limits. Washed out glimpses of palm trees and beach snaps give a fleeting sense of place, hinting at a time long since past, or an unnamed paradise perhaps.