Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why? By Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays
March 11, 2016
Conveyor Editions, in collaboration with Houseboat Press, holds the NY release for Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why? by Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays. Join us for a launch and signing with the artists.
This uniquely bound publication brings together two sets of archives—one personal, one public—through a do-si-do inspired, double-loop bind, allowing each artist book to exist separately, while still bound as one.
Boardman and Mays use the photographic archive as a device to draw connections between a series of seemingly disparate events—the American road trip, the return of Halley’s Comet, and the Teacher in Space program, which invited the first civilian to leave the Earth. On January 28th 1986, at the launch of the ill-fated Challenger Mission STS-51-L, these events coalesce. In piecing together the photographic remnants, Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays explore the personal and cultural effects of bearing witness
Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why?
Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays
204 Full Color Pages
Do-Si-Do Wire-O Bound
Screenprint & Foil Stamp Covers
Appendix & Companion Essay
Edition of 500
Why? Essay by Jeremy Haik
Edited by Christina Labey
Designed by Elana Schlenker
Where We’ve Been cover screenprinted by Kayrock Screenprinting
Printed and Bound at Conveyor Arts