Ryoko Adachi

Jack and the Beanstalk

Ryoko Adachi

Jack and the Beanstalk

Date

2009

Edition Size

20

Media

Digital print, Inkjet

Dimensions

12.5 × 12.5 × 0.2 in

Pages

18

$ 2,800.00

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“I made this book while thinking that genetically modified foods are fast spreading in the world. I rewrote ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ whose origin lies in a fairytale in England.” — Ryoko Adachi

With Jack and the Beanstalk, Adachi offers a bioethical reinterpretation of the familiar fairytale. The unique structuring of this book is created by the zigzag folding of two seven-meter-long pieces of kouzo paper; one is printed with the image of a beanstalk and the other with text and a rectangular pattern; one is bleached, the other not. When expanded, the book forms a striking artistic resemblance to the fabled beanstalk and perhaps suggests our own ascendency into the unknown, uncontrollable territories.

All parts printed by inkjet on kouzo paper. Rectangular pattern is rubber mat-pressure printed.
Includes wooden case.
18 pages, 32x32x3.5cm.