Abandon/Hope – Exhibition Catalogue

Published at July 22, 2013

At the abandon/hope exhibition at the Spiral garden in Tokyo, a very beautiful exhibition catalogue was released. The book is a 2-volume set, one volume is “Abandon” (which features the Tokyo works), and the other is “Hope” (the Uno works) and was released in 3 versions.

These are the 3 versions:
Special Version I:
Limited to 50 copies, including two original prints (one from ‘abandon’ and ‘hope’ each) with David’s signature and the ‘playbutton’ device of the sound created for the exhibition in the special case.
– Special Version II:
Limited to 250 copies with David’s signature, including the ‘playbutton’ device of the sound created for the exhibition.
– Normal Version:
Limited to 700 copies.

The play button is like a round pin-on badge with an image of David’s photograph “Ice Storm” and it has an mp3 player embedded inside, the music is Taylor Deupree’s “Too Close To Being Far Away From Everything”. It comes with a USB connector.
Framed prints are JY 120,000 for the smaller works (approximately A3 size), and JY 170,000 for the larger ones (approximately A2 size).


Photographt: David Sylvian
Text: Shunji Ito
Art direction: Satoshi Machiguchi
Art editorial: Hisako Motoo
Liasion: Yuka Fujii
In cooperation with: Jun Akaike

Photograph “Ice storm” by David Sylvian
Music “Too Close To Being Far Away From Everything” by Taylor Dupree (12k music)

Printed and bound: Onoue Printing Co. Ltd.

Published by Hisako Motoo
Matrix Inc.
5-40-3 sakuradai nerima-ku tokyo 176-0002 japan

More info on the playbutton here.

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