Annie Ratti: i o i o i e n e a p r o o e e a r n d
i o i o i e n e a p r o o e e a r n d, Annie Ratti’s artist’s book for publisher ublication, invites the viewer to partake in a dolphins’ pod playfulness and apparent readiness to invite others to join in the fun.
In 2019 Annie Ratti travelled to join a pod of dolphins during their morning and evening swims. Using underwater film and photography she recorded the feeling of communality and trust that pervaded these daily encounters. Later, she traced the dolphin’s outlines on detail paper creating a book in which the visual and tactile fluidity of the paper allows the silhouette drawings to shimmer through the pages bringing back the fluidity of her own encounter.
The book is printed onto a semi-transparent paper stock to echo the original artwork, layering the drawings over each other to create new compositions. The board cover has a foil title, bound together with a simple three-hole stitching.
280 × 195 mm