Two Fold: twice as great or as numerous

three rows of white, folded accordion-book pages hover on a gallery wall. The pages each have an abstract shape cut out of the centrefold, to create subtle patterns and shadows on the wall.

Two Fold: twice as great or as numerous, Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Binding by Anthea Black, Cut Somerset book paper, 2016-2017. (partial section)

Two fold is a wall-mounted accordion book that consists of 84 cut-paper panels. A collaboration between Black and Thea Yabut, Two fold begins with their ongoing “mirror drawing” studio game, and their practice of using scissors and knives as a drawing tool. Working from the centre and cutting outwards, the pair creates a third inner space that exists at the meeting point between two pages, echoing Homi Bhabha’s idea of the third space as an iterative, continuously expanding code.

The accordion book binding method and installation, devised by Anthea Black, allows each page to hover seamlessly on the gallery wall.

This work was installed as part of MIRROR DRAWING, 2017 at La Centrale and the 2019 faculty exhibition at California College of the Arts. 

Two Fold: twice as great or as numerous, Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Binding by Anthea Black, Cut Somerset book paper, 2016-2017.

About anthea black

Artist, writer, art publisher.
%d bloggers like this: