Waste Incant. Pressing Issues.
Waste Incant.

Waste Incant.

Newark, VT: Janus Press, 2007. Johanknecht, Susan. Oblong small octavo. (12)ff., interleaved with patterned plastic sheets. One of 150 copies. A series of abstract images and abstracted terms reference the jargon used to describe the treatment and storage of nuclear waste. Words, like “bottomstream,” “slurry,” and “substrate,” appear isolated from their contexts, reflecting the ways in which policies on nuclear toxins obfuscate their damaging environmental consequences with tenuous language. The book is particularly concerned with the storage of nuclear waste in plastics, and how the subsequent erosion of those plastics damages ecosystems; the reader must sift through layers of plastic in order to reach the fractious images and text. Susan Johanknecht, both under her own name and under the name of her Gefn Press, crafts books that comment on the tenuous, short-sighted, and at times beautiful relationship between humans and the environment. Bound in patterned plastic with a dust wrapper of the same material. Housed in an acrylic slipcase. Fine. Item #30362

Price: $550.00