Hook Echo

Hook Echo
Author: Bas Medik
Publisher: Free Pony Press
Language: English
Pages: 96
Size: 28.9 x 38 cm
Weight: 240 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789083227429
Availability: In stock
Price: €45.00
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Product Description

Hook Echo is the first instalment of Dragnet, an ongoing series informed by the dimensions and edition of existing sets of images: archives, collections, unseen documents, or works in progress. Each Dragnet publication is printed in a limited edition and contains an original print. Correlations between forms and ideas offer a reflective space on the art object, the book format, and the notion of reproduction, while allowing collectors to acquire an original print at an affordable price.

A hook echo is a radar signature for the part of a supercell tornado wherein the clouds come together with maximum force. Its name derives from the hook-shaped formation with which it shows up on a weather radar. In 1974 a supercell tornado hit the city of Xenia, Ohio (US), demolishing around 1400 buildings.

This publication, printed on newspaper, juxtaposes two sequences of found collections: a set of 48 photographs that capture the aftermath of the Ohio tornado, and 22 pages from an album of compiled crochet samples. In this new context, the images relate to each other as a series of structures that become physical matter, accumulations of material.

One original print from 1974 is enclosed in each publication, sealed in a plastic sleeve.

Concept by Bas Medik & Free Pony Press

Graphic design by Our Polite Society

Edition of 48