By: Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross
Chicago; Regional Relationships, 2015
Dimensions: 6.5 in x 10 in folder with inserts
Binding: loose printed inserts and DVD inside a sewn folder sleeve
Color: full color throughout
Edition Size: 150
A wonderfully crafted new subscription piece from Regional Relationships, and a great value considering all of the labor and processes that went into making this! Here are more details from the source:
During the growth of industrial manufacturing in North America, Midwestern cities attracted immigrant workers, becoming hubs for those seeking work. Likewise, that same era saw the growth of small towns that supported the many surrounding farms. Today, rust-belt cities and rural towns struggle to survive the economic devastation wrought by farm consolidation and deindustrialization. Beardstown, IL has been cited as something of a success story, as it has kept a stable population in the face of these changes. The residents of the town have, however, radically changed; once an all-white sundown town, it now has a sizable population of new immigrants. Yet, as social struggles have been fought and won in this small town, its existence now relies on the multinational corporate giant, Cargill. Between the Bottomlands & the World explores this multi-faceted place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA realities.
Contents of mailing:
RR05 consists of a sewn and stamped envelope containing:
+ One DVD with 3 chapters (Submerging Land, Granular Space, and Moving Flesh [All videos in English, Moving Flesh with Spanish and French subtitles, and English closed captioning]
+ nine 6 x 9 in "flash" cards (color photographs/black text)
+ one 12 x 18in folded photomontage poster.
More details on the website for the project: http://regionalrelationships.org/bottomlands/