Korea: Datz Press, 2011. Throughout, Seo imagines thirty sports arenas without their human participants; a cycling track has bicycles strewn along its length, fencing foils lie unused on their mats, the running track is bare. In Seo's words, "The depiction of empty spaces shows compositions of points, lines, planes, colors which [humans] created...It, the empty space, is essentially human." There is indeed something lingering in each scene, a sense of absence inherent in the objects—skateboards, bowling balls, boxing gloves—that remain. Viewing the book a decade after its production brings particular resonance; empty social spaces recall the all-too-familiar sights in a world in the throes of a global pandemic.
Folio. (74)pp. One of thirty copies, signed by the artist at the colophon. Digitally printed. Bound in printed paper over boards. Trace rubbing to corners, else near fine. Item #31366