At the core of ‘With Inger’ is a chance encounter with a three-ring binder of 35mm black and white contact sheets dating from the early 1970’s. Aimée Beaubien combines her own photographs with those of a stranger. Guided by the photographs of Inger Helene Boasson, Beaubien builds bridges between past and future via the visual records of two women, unknown to one another. Through an unfolding visual expedition of the geographic, architectural, and social landscape of Iceland, Beaubien’s artists’ book embodies an incomplete archive while conjuring a woman whose works were left to the historical periphery.
‘I really didn’t know what to look for when I landed in Iceland for the month of June. Inside the reading room of a museum I systematically surveyed the names written along the spines of three-ring binders. Working my way through an army of men lined up for days and years - really wanting to find a woman represented on the shelves of contact sheets - I randomly pulled binders out to study the range of work. More than two-thirds of the way through, I almost started over, almost gave up. And then I found you.’
In an edition of 25 copies, this is the second limited edition artist book made in collaboration with The Donut Shop.
41 pages / 91 folds
1 unique dye sublimation print
Edition of 25
Printed on Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White + Neenah UV/Ultra II
Printed with Canon imagePress C800 Color Digital Press