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Curiosity is an attunement to multi species entanglement, complexity, and the shimmer all around us.
Deborah Bird Rose.

weneverstoodapart is a visual poem about our relationship with other beings, both human and non-human. We have constructed our worlds with humans as the dominant or central character, and so find ourselves in an ecological and political era which mirrors the impact this brings to all life and the planet.

A civilisation that chooses to drive ecological change, while refusing to acknowledge its own interdependence and interconnectedness, psychologically disconnects and isolates itself from itself and the entire biosphere. To act as if the world beyond humans is composed of "things" for human use is a catastrophic assault on the diversity, complexity, abundance, and beauty of life. We are entangled with other beings we cannot live without.

Book 1 - A traumatic loss of coordinates
Book 2 - Things are exactly as they are, yet never as they seem
Book 3 - How enmeshed we are

An edition of 6 published 2020.

Aquired by Getty Research Institute | Rikhardinkatu Library | Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Universitätsbibliothek | University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections | Yale University, Robert B. Haas Arts Library.

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All content, design and production by Darren Marsh
3 bookworks each 16.8cm x 28.4cm
Each bookwork an 8 page bound concertina
Unfolds in spreads and can be read as one continuous piece
Archival digital print on 280gsm Titanium Lustre silver resin coated paper
Archival linen hinges
Mirri Blanco Pearl 220gsm covers
Blue and gold inked paper cover labels
Blue and gold inked paper banderole

Printing by William Chitham, Manchester.

DARREN MARSH

 
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© Darren Marsh mono no aware
© Darren Marsh mono no aware

Book 1 - A traumatic loss of coordinates

© Darren Marsh mono no aware
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh mono no aware
© Darren Marsh

Book 2 - Things are exactly as they are, yet never as they seem

© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh

Book 3 - How enmeshed we are

© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh mono no aware
© Darren Marsh