Germany 1946, arrived Australia 1949
Alex Selenitsch, Melbourne, 2001 – 2006
Some of the materials Selenitsch has utilised in producing these four books give the viewer an inkling about the ghosts of the four chief Second World War protagonists. Staples hold Hitler’s Germany together; a perforated steel dust-jacket wraps around Stalin’s spirit; Roosevelt rescues Europe with chicago screws and cotton thread betrays the vulnerability of Churchill’s threadbare England. In a nice twist the sale price for the series was $1945, the year of the Yalta agreement.
The Ghost of Adolf Hitler, 2001
71 staples through trimmed found book. 10.25 x 11.5 x 0.75 cms. One-of-a-kind
The Ghost of Winston Churchill, 2001
cotton thread stitching through found book. 28 x 21 x 0.5 cms. One-of-a-kind.
The Ghost of Joseph Stalin, 2003
Perforated steel dust-jacket on found book. 22 x 15 x 5.5 cms. One-of-a-kind
The Ghost of Theodore Delano Roosevelt, 2006
52 chicago screws through tissue on drilled found book. 30 x 25 x 1 cms.
Jenkins, J 2006, ‘Open and Closed’ in Imprint vol. 41 no 2 Winter 2006, p. 41.
Selenitsch, A and Wardell, M 2009, Recycled Library : Altered books, Artspace Mackay, Mackay 2009. pp. 29, 30. pp. 77-79 (illustrated).