Friday, July 31, 2015

slim chance

"slim chance "by Helen Malone and Jack Oudyn

After the success of our earlier collaborative book "Chance" , Helen and I decided to do another similar book on the theme of chance. We have just finished our book "Slim Chance" using a similar process as before but focussing this time on the chance of success our recent much maligned refugees are having. It is an area we have both been thinking about for a while and it has also resulted in a few recent zines

We each responded by email to a series of 10 phrases relating to our refugee situation and made images using mixed media on kraft paper. We bound each of our books together in a dos a dos format the same size and format as our first chance book. It will be great if we can keep this little series going by adding to it each year to remind us of the two wonderful German ladies Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz whose work continues to inspire us.

"go back to where you came from "Helen Malone

"go back to where you came from " Jack Oudyn

"looking for a safe haven" Helen Malone

"looking for a safe haven" Jack Oudyn

The other images in the book can be seen on micropress


Helen M said...

Great you've done this post Jack, I'm working on one too. I had the same problem with the Kraft cover going dark and had to play with it in Photoshop. Is this caused by the reflective material of the cross?

Jack Oudyn said...

Yes Helen, I think it is. Let me know how you get on.