Explosions, Rainbows, and the Rest
Regular price $21
From the author: "Explosions, Rainbows and the Rest is a book that has the appearance of a mobile phone user’s manual. In this book, I made Nokia 6600 the protagonist. A mobile phone is politicalized from the moment it was manufactured. First, it was assembled by underpaid and non-insured workers in a company that is involved in tax evasion. And then after it was sold, it functioned in various ways politically. It is a tool of connection, it breaks the border and connects people. To narrate its story, I use images found on photograph sharing websites, inter-winded with screenshots of a Hollywood action film, news photos and advertising images. Images on each page respond to the context accordingly. The way pictures are sequenced are non-linear, similar to the user’s manual, they are both full of montages and repetitions."
By Che Yeh
Displayed for the occasion of the 3standardstoppage book pop-up.
Perfect bound Softcover
7 × 4.5 in.
Image credit: 3standardstoppage