Concertina Book - handmade, hand printed book
5.5 x 12.7cm when closed (inner opens flat to approx. 40cm)
Limited edition prints, hand tooled into a concertina fold, housed in hard back cover.
Instead of conventional pages the concertina book houses an expandable paper concertina with a digital drawing depicting a photographically negative reproduction of an imagined romantic landscape reproduced in black and white. The result is a ghostly image of mountain pinnacles and valley walls, with windows of positive landscape, viewed across the expanded extent of the concertina.
The concertina format presents the area of Andrea's appreciation of the romantic landscape tradition and where this meets with early optics and more recent developments in digital technology.
Andrea's approach to her work in her own words
'In the digital age there are anxieties and concerns relating to the encroachment of technology and its impact on social change. I am interested in the parallels between what we are experiencing now, with the Romantic period of the 18th to mid 19th century when society was going through similar changes in relation to technology.
My research is a process-led (thinking through making) enquiry into the relationships and dualities of the fast and slow, machine and handmade, digital and analogue. I am particularly interested in exploring these dualities by pushing the boundaries of drawing through experimentation and utilisation of both traditional and technological mediums'