Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Rob Kovitz | Dead Cold
Dead and Cold
Winnipeg, Canada: Treyf Books, 2015
244 pp., 5.875 x 8.25", softcover
Edition size unknown
Ten years in the making, Rob Kovitz' eight-volume bookwork Ice Fishing in Gimli is "an epic citation saga of desire, ambition, weather and landscape". The project was awarded the 2010 AGYU Artist Book of the Moment Prize, adjudicated by collector Joe Friday, then-Art Metropole director Ann Dean and artist Micah Lexier.
Dead and Cold, from the Excerpts From the Ice Fishing in Gimli Series, commemorates the 2014 discovery of elements from the missing ships of doomed 1845 Franklin polar expedition. Using the montage-appropriation style of his previous 'novels', the book imagines what may have happened to this and various other fateful northern peregrinations.
Available from Amazon, here, for $20. US.