Erin Honeycutt and Alex Mendizabal, ORO:ORÐ, cuttpress and 'uns, 2023, © Erin Honeycutt and Alex Mendizabal
ORO:ORÐ began with a conversation between Erin Honeycutt and the Basque composer, Alex Mendizabal about the existence of an Icelandic-Basque Pidgin language that was formed when Basque sailors arrived in Iceland in the early 17th century.[+]
"We decided to update the pidgin in the form of a libretto in which the 12 Acts each correspond to a painting from the year 1616. The Icelandic-Basque poems are ekphrastic, describing each painting, but the paintings are not shown in their original. Each painting has been transformed by AI into a line drawing".
ORO:ORÐ was screened at the Cybernetics of the Poor festival at Tabakalera in 2020 with an accompanying video by @scavengerfaun
It´s a calendar! It´s an opera! Finally, it's a book!
Risoprinted on munken creme in federal blue ink with folded uncut pages, size A5, spiral bound @coloramaprint in an edition of 100
Folded and gathered by @anaisgarcia
A co-publication between #CUTTPRESS and 'uns - a Reykjavik-based small press run by @gbenonysdottir