A book conscious of itself, this hybrid publication is a culmination of an artistic project that combines photography, public collaboration, research, and publication.
HUNT & GATHER, TERRARIA is a project wherein Metro Manila dwellers were invited by Filipina contemporary artist Wawi Navarroza to forage for soil, plants, and ephemera from various locations in the city. The collected samples volunteered by the public were exhaustively catalogued, and back in the studio, arranged within terrariums by the artist, and then photographed as still lifes. The processual method employed in creating the project is manifested in this artist book containing site documentation photos, critical essays, annotated field notes with an array of botanic images of the specimens, an illustrated manual for creating terrariums, and the complete catalogue of the assembled terrariums.
Softcover, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 380 pages.
Published and printed in 2012 in Manila, Philippines by 5 Ports Publishing, The Office of Culture & Design/Hardworking, Goodlooking and Studio Wawi Navarroza.