LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT, Anthea Black and Thea Yabut with “Fugitive Patterns” by Jennifer Kennedy. Limited edition bookwork, 2015. Digital and Screenprint on Somerset book paper.


An accordion bookwork that contains reproductions of six film stills from Black and Yabut’s work Maman and Me. On the reverse, a critical text by Jen Kennedy entitled “Fugitive Patterns,” is paired with images from the performative photograph LOUISE, the work that she calls Black and Yabut’s “primal scene.” The design of the book encourages a playful, repetitive mirroring process of unfolding that echoes the cutting, drawing, and photographic processes that form the basis of their collaboration.

Anthea Black and Thea Yabut
with “Fugitive Patterns” by Jennifer Kennedy
Publication design by Anthea Black and Liza Eurich
Archival inkjet and silkscreen accordion book on Somerset 175 gm cotton book paper.
Signed, limited edition of 10 copies released by BLACK BOOKS in conjunction with LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT, Forest City Gallery, February 27 – April 4, 2015.

The publication is available at Forest City Gallery, and DNA Bookshop in London. Kennedy’s Fugitive Patterns is released online here.


About anthea black

Artist, writer, cultural worker.