Isobel Chiangcalling/부름, Gi (Ginny) Huo



                   7.8 × 6.5 in, 35 pages
                   Printing: Risograph + 4/4 digital offset 
                   Binding: Metal fastener bound
                   Cover Material: Curious Matter Andina Grey 100#C
                   Inner papers: Cougar Opaque Smooth 60#, Parchtone Fleece White 60#, Dur-o-tone Butcher Blue 80#
                   Finishing details: Brushed silver foil stamp on cover and interior, 6 die-cuts, inserted metallic print
                   Typeface: Gerstner-Programm, Forgotten Shapes
                   Production: Small Editions
                   Publisher: Small Editions                   
                   Edition of 300
                   Collected by: Wellesly College, Tufts University, Pratt University

calling/부름 by Gi (Ginny) Huo draws upon personal remembrances, family archives, geopolitical history, celestial observations, and religious teachings to navigate the relationship between lines— between English and Korean; translation and interpretation; “north” and “south”; heaven and earth; past, present, and future.

Central figures in calling/부름 are Huo’s grandparents, and the book features photographs and ephemera from their lives. Some images are concealed, then revealed by fold-outs, some have details obstructed or emphasized with foil or digital manipulation, while others are previewed through circular die-cuts, as if through a lens or portal. These interventions comment on the unknowability of our familial past, and mimic the act of searching through our ancestor’s archives, where timelines and stories require our own translations.

This book is part of Huo’s solo exhibition, line/선, at Baxter Street Camera Club of New York from October 26th–December 7th, 2022.

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