Self published art book, printed 2017
100 x 150 mm / Hardcover, Leporello binding, Handmade / 28 pages
"J.B. about men floating in the air" was inspired by the story of two Lithuanian-American pilots who tried to set a new world record by flying over the Atlantic into Eastern Europe in the early 1930s. I found a reference to the attempt in a Joseph Brodsky poem and decided to create my own ‘parallel world’ in black-and-white images.
My story is about the dream of every person to break out from the vice of all kinds of prohibitions and fly away to a distant unknown in search of unlimited freedom and find there his true motherland and real home.
Also it is a story about a personal attempt doomed to fail to find a way to himself through time and space, breaking the invisible boundary between himself and his mirror twin, the mortal Castor and immortal Pollux.
Best Photobooks Lists:
List of best books of 2016 at photo-eye;
Source 88: The Photobook Issue The Greatest Photobooks of All Time: selected by Larissa Leclair;
The first Photobook award Maribor - Shortlist
Tate Library Collection, the bibliographic collection of The Municipal Archives of Lisbon
Reviews & links:
Review on the PhotoBook by Douglas Stockdale; Ostlook magazine; The Blue Notebook magazine; Lomography magazine; Elephant Magazine; The issue 'Lithuanian nocturne' produced by art magazine "Iskusstvo"
The exhibition New Spread in the PHOTOBOOKFEST in Moscow, 2017; The Second Triennial INFOCUS Exhibition of Photo Books Exhibition, 2016 - 2017; ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM International Photography Festival, the Discovery Award Exhibition 2016; "Between the lines" curated by archipelago, London, 2016; “Ouvrage”, Milan, 2016; 'Irren ist menschlich' curated by Kaetha, Berlin, 2016;
“Lithuanian nocturne”, “Arka” gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-2016
Project Organizers: Moscow publishing house “Iskusstvo” and gallery “Arka”
See our other handmade books by Julia Borisova