Printed Matter

IRIS - vol.1 to vol.3
Stéphanie Lagarde

IRIS by Stéphanie Lagarde appears as a series of three artist publications. Each publication of this fascinating conceptual work corresponds to a single poem written by Lagarde using different names of Iris plants. Irises are one of the most hybridized flowers in western countries.

Publication IRIS - vol.1 to vol.3
Artists Stéphanie Lagarde
Publisher published by the artist

Very violet florentine silk
spangled with dazzling gold,
A frosty elegance
– and blue suede shoes –

What a dance hall dandy.
A Bombay sapphire on his fairy ring
Bourgeois. But totally cool.

Pouring hot spiced wine
And three cherries in sparkling rose,
„It feels like a spring kiss, a French cancan.
Je l’adore“ said Little Sweet Sue,
Pink embers coloring her bride’s blush

The individual pictures of iris blossoms are collected online by the Paris-based artist and filmmaker. Spread over three booklets with an accompanying poem, each image represents a verse in the order of its appearance. A poem as a publication. A publication as a poem.

This image and text work, printed in vivid colours on a risograph, was produced in 2015 and 2016 in Van-Eyck’s Charles Nypels lab in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

IRIS by Stéphanie Lagarde
is a series of 3 books, each one in a print-run of 75 copies, numbered & signed
softcover, perfect bound, risograph tritone prints in a PVC silkscreened sleeve
258 x 258 mm, 36 pages, 
printed at Charles Nypels lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2015

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