DALSTON ANATOMY by Lorenzo Vitturi / 40 GBP

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LORENZO VITTURI’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.

SPBH EDITIONS has had the pleasure of supporting Vitturi to produce the project in book form and the result is a beautiful, limited edition object. The book comes in an edition of 700 copies, signed and numbered.

Lorenzo Vitturi (Venice, 1980) is a photographer and sculptor who lives and works between London and Milan.  Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around playful site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. In 2013, Vitturi released his first photobook Dalston Anatomy (SPBH Editions).  The book went on to be shortlisted for both Aperture and Mack’s First Book Awards, and was named among the best books of the year by Martin Parr, Erik Kessels, Alec Soth, The New York Times, The Guardian and more. Vitturi has had a solo show at FOAM, Amsterdam and two live performances at Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  In 2014, Vitturi is a finalist at Hyeres International Festival, and is preparing for a solo show at The Photographer’s Gallery, in London this Summer.  The second edition of Dalston Anatomy is released in May.

Publication date: October 2013
Place of Publication: London
Designer: Tankboys
Editor: Lorenzo Vitturi and Bruno Ceschel
Imprint: SPBH Editions and JibiJana
Price: £40
Edition size: 700, signed and numbered
Additional Contributor: Sam Berkson
Format: Hardcover, Vlisco fabric
Size: 19 x 26cm
Number of pages: 168
Type of printing: Lithography
Number of pictures: 110