SPBH Editions and Donlon Books are excited to invite you to the launch party for the new editions of Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi.
BOOK LAUNCH AT DONLON BOOKS
The event will inaugurate Donlon Books new shop on Broadway Market.
512 Kingsland Road
London E8 4AE
DJ Set by Koichi Sakai
Lorenzo Vitturi’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.
The second edition of Dalston Anatomy will embrace the shifting nature of the market and like the sculptures within it, quietly transform. Housing all of the same characters, sculptures and objects from the first edition, it will be like seeing the market from a subtly different angle, or taking a second glance. In keeping with the ever-changing nature of the market, the books will be bound in different, new fabrics.
SPBH Editions is a London-based contemporary photography publishing house that challenges the traditional boundaries of bookmaking to realise exceptional artist projects in the form of limited edition publications.
SPBH Editions evolved from the curatorial project Self Publish, Be Happy and from that community and experience comes the ongoing pursuit of the book as an artwork.
SPBH Editions has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Cristina De Middel, Mariah Robertson and Lorenzo Vitturi, and established series such as SPBH Book Club, SPBN and SPBH Pamphlets.