City of Dust - Book (*signed*)

@ MA TE

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City of Dust
is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...

On his website, MATE states (as is) :

«  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.

   I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.

   Thats Empathy and thats probably nothing nobody can really destinct.

   I dont Judge I dont as Photographer I cant Lie only Focus on whats important for me.

   Thru this all my works are connected while telling different aspects.

   And states of Humanity. »

This book City of Dust, published in a limited edition of 88 signed in Indian ink (+ stamped) and numbered copies, fully handmade by the artist.

Please note we are also offering the zine City of Dust (still available), published in a limited edition of 100 signed in Indian ink (+ stamped) and numbered copies, fully handmade by the artist. The images included in the zine, with variations in sequence, are all included in the book as well. However, a foreword (in English and Chinese) present in the zine is not in the book.

This book includes a poem by MATE, in Chinese only (see poem below in English) on the last 4 pages. NB: This poem is present at the beginning of the zine, in Chinese and in English.

158 pages - Softcover, simple Japanese binding

Self-published, 2017 (88 copies)

Format : 21 x 30 cm

*Signed & Numbered*

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THE CITY OF DUST
I start right here​
Under me the Dust and the Concrete​
Above me the Paper Sky​
Where is the Black Ink?​
Behind everything...​
I lived until I was spoken and such a foolish Believes in love with a Big City besides small People.​
But I want this Place.​
I’m a Puppet Player and a Puppet in a​
Shadow Play.​
Move under the Sheets and under the Ground.​
Did you know a City is a Spirit?​
You are part of its Soul, every emotion you give is absorb.​
Anger and sadness writing there words.​
The Walls around you are a Library of every one’s Life and death.​
My Beijing is not your Beijing, what is reality, something to search for.​
You receive a different Beijing a different​
Reality but if you look for my Eyes you found them.
                                                                                  MATE.

MA TE

MA TE is a photographer who does not communicate much about her person, she is based in Beijing. The Chinese characters she uses to represent herself and that she calls CAI is « a symbol of destruction but also rebirth ». MA TE self-published in 2017 a zine and a book in limited editions, both handmade and both titled "City of Dust", then in 2018 a large Leporello book with a cement cover titled "The Concrete Dream", and a second zine "I Often Be Asked How I Get Models" in 2019. In 2021, a new handmade title is released: "Papersky", which is - like "City of Dust" - a book and a zine.
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