CONCESSION / ACCEPTANCE
Throughout the presidential campaign I was struck by the overwhelming spectacle of the election and the barrage of the breaking news stories. A month before election day I decided make a piece that captured this historic event and the hypermedia that surrounded it.
This handmade clamshell houses two books that features 26 collages that were created using images from eight different newspapers published the day before, day of, and the two days following the election.
The text is an erasure poem created by redacting selections of the Democratic and Republican candidate's respective concession and acceptance speech. The number of words that remain in each speech is equal to the number of votes each candidate received in the U.S. Electoral College on January 6, 2017.
This is a do-si-do style book, which means it combines two books into one. This book has two covers and can be read starting from either side.