City of Dust - Zine (*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. »

We are offering the zine City of Dust, published in a limited edition of 100 signed in Indian ink (+ stamped) and numbered copies, fully handmade by the artist.

MATE published at the same time the book City of Dust (now sold out) in a limited edition of 88 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.

As a foreword, a poem by MATE in English and Chinese. NB: this poem is present in the book, but in Chinese only.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. This zine has been printed and completely handmade by MATE and may come with some imperfections.

2. We have now only 9 copies available of the original Limited Edition of 100 copies, and the artist is almost sold out. Given the circumstances, please consider only one copy per customer or order.

48 pages - Softcover, bound with a cotton string

Self-published, 2017 (100 copies)

Format : 15 x 21 cm

*Signed & Numbered*

New - Condition: see above

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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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