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The genesis of Guillaume Simoneau’s new book, Murder, is in spring 1982. At around the same time Masahisa Fukase was producing his post-war masterpiece Karasu (Ravens), Simoneau’s family adopted a nest full of baby crows orphaned from a fallen tree. The photographs from this time, taken by Simoneau’s mother, paint an unusual and lyrical vision of childhood. Nearly forty years later, these moments are memorialised in dialogue with Simoneau’s new works, produced in the spring of 2016 and 2017 in Kanazawa, Japan. Throughout the book, the symbolism of the crow is constantly at stake. In the childhood images, the crow becomes an unlikely symbol of intimacy; coupled with blurred glimpses of the bird in flight, Simoneau threatens to restore the bird to its cultural function as an omen of turbulent times.
By Guillaume Simoneau
Published by MACK
Displayed for the occasion of the 3standardstoppage book pop-up.
Paper-bound hardback with tip-in, includes bilingual booklet
12.3 × 9.6 in.
Image credit: 3standardstoppage