by Artist book
Stereotype is a photobook that precedes photography, or a photobook stuck between photographs.
This book takes a dualized configuration with [A], [B]. The book [A] is a book printed on translucent paper. Each page edits or partially crops Yeonjin Oh’s works (photography, painting, and print) images. The book [A] works as negative film again. Using negative film, Oh reprinted each page on photo-paper in a darkroom. The result of photocopying these printed pictures and putting them into books is the book [B].
In Stereotype, photographs and book are intertwined within sequence. It becomes difficult to tell where it starts and where it ends, what is the original, and what is the copied image. Here they ask where the photograph exists and when it existed.
Yeonjin Oh, 2019
15 x 21 cm, 32 pages;
Paperback, offset print