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Entrail troyen / Amanda Couch.

  • Couch, Amanda, 1975-
  • Books

About this work


"A leporello depicting the life-size scan, 152cm, of a sculpture of the same name: a tube of French knitting made from salami skins. As various sections of the original sculpture are stitched from material collected from the casings of charcuterie: saucisson, chorizo, bresaola, with their diverse colours, transparencies, weights and strengths, so the pages of the book are printed on different types of Japanese papers, Kozo, Mitsumata, Inbe, Okawara. At the bottom of the book, image returns to material with collaged salami skin continuing the line, threaded through the folio cover, and held with a wax seal depicting an anus."--From artitst's website


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.

Physical description

1 folded sheet (10 double sided panels) : colour illustrations ; 175 x 18 cm, folded to 18 x 18 cm, in folio 19 x 19 cm


A single length of card with an image of the knitted sculpture on both sides, folded in a concertina, with the last panel sealed to the containing folio with two strips of salami skin and a wax seal depicting an anus.
"Double-sided inkjet print on variety of Japanese papers and weights, with salami skin collage and threads, bound in 300gsm Waterford folio with wax seal."--From artitst's website.
Edition of 25.

Exhibitions note

Exhibited: "Prescriptions: artists' books on wellbeing and medicine", at the Beaney Museum of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, 2016.



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