Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112669
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies, signed in black ink by Slota. Unbound photographically illustrated postcards with printed wrap-around band. Photographs by Gerald Slota. Words by Neil LaBute. 10 postcards. 7 x 5 inches.
From the publisher: "Gerald Slota and Neil LaBute met by email, hoping to collaborate on a project. Throughout their rough correspondence, the pair hit upon the notion of a series of strange greeting cards, so beginning a journey where LaBute would attempt to strike the deepest and darkest chords of Slota's psyche with his words. LaBute would feed the photographer twisted or sad lines and Slota would take inspiration, scratching out eyes, photocopying faces, and so on. Nothing was taboo or off-limits. Fulfilling the duo's original intentions for the project, Aperture is pleased to present the Because the Darkness Feeds My Soul greeting cards. These were created in conjunction with an article of the same name published in Aperture magazine, issue 196 (Fall 2009), where the work was originally published."