Smoke Screens. Pressing Issues.
Smoke Screens.
Smoke Screens.

Smoke Screens.

Chicago: Spudnik Press, 2014. Morski, Kim. Oblong octavo. (16)pp. One of twelve copies, signed by the artist, Kim Morski. Morski’s woodcut and linocut relief illustrations, printed in black and green, leverage the raw and unsure details inherent to their media in order to evoke the same uncertainty surrounding the secret testing of aerosols in St. Louis, MO shortly after World War II. The text for the book derives from two previously classified government documents, “Behavior of Aerosol Clouds within Cities” and “St. Louis Dispersion study, Volume II–Analysis,” which were released through the Freedom of Information Act. Together, these documents reveal the willful deception and complicit action of the military and scientific community, as they sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide over residential areas in an effort to determine its potential toxicity. In her artwork, Morski explores the act of reconciliation and accountability, poetically binding humanity’s need for connection with their failures and conflicts. Bound in full green cloth with a paper label inset on the front cover. Fine. Item #30359

Price: $650.00