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Spaceheater Editions announces a new 2020 title: SWAMP MONSTERS
Final (Page-56) image from SWAMP MONSTERS
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Swamp Monsters Published Right Before the 2020 Presidential Election
It's been a while since I've posted here. The year 2020 has been quite an earthquake for all of us living on this stressed-out planet. Aside from the terrible COVID-19 pandemic, we have been in the middle of the most unusual and stressful election cycle for president that this country has ever seen. This is thanks to the amoral, narcissistic, criminal conman who inhabits the White House.
In order to try to attempt to fight against his reëlection campaign and the morally bankrupt Republican Party, I decided to try to do something that would use their own 2020 Republican National Convention against these forces of evil and anti-democracy.
Here is the result: The Ice Plant (Los Angeles) and Spaceheater Editions (Tucson) announced the co-publication of Swamp Monsters on September 21, 2020, just three and a half weeks after these photographs from the 2020 Republican National Convention were taken.
Swamp Monsters is a limited newsprint edition of 666 copies and commemorates that historically frightful 2020 Republican National Convention (August 24-27, 2020) with a series of photographs made by me (Philip Zimmermann) as the spectacle unfolded on the television screen. This rogue's gallery of hideous video portraits was printed in Paris, France by printnewspaper.com in full color in an unbound tabloid newspaper format.
Many thanks to Clif Meador of the Studio of Exhaustion for suggesting the title.
Thanks also go to Mike Slack of The Ice Plant for editing the 120 images into this commemorative 56-page newspaper, massaging the color-separated images for newsprint, and for designing it. A crazy collaboration that felt necessary somehow.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Democratic Party and other Arizona Democratic Candidates in the fall 2020 election cycle. Let’s turn AZ blue!
If you would like to see a video of the book, plus all of the two-page spreads, go to the Spaceheater Editions web page here.
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I am an artist working primarily in the medium of artists' books. I have been making artists' books, usually photographic works, since 1975. I teach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. I taught at Purchase College, State University of New York for 24 years until moving out to Arizona in 2008.
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