Eyewitness by Theo Strasser & Peter Lyssiotis , bound by Monica Oppen -2008
If the Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times ' holds any truth then EYEWITNESS has been made during such a time. The book was completed in 2008, but was made over the previous two years beneath the shadows of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Lebanon, political turmoil in Palistine, Myanmar, Chechnya, Zimbabwe, East Timor, Sri Lanka and North Korea; and the all encompasing War on Terror.
In Australia there was not only our military adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomons, but also David HIcks's five year detention without trail in Guantanamo, and the Howard government's inhuman Pacific Solution to the regions refugee problem.
EYEWITNESS uses Magnani Incisioni 650 paper 310 gsm, and has been bound by Monica Oppen ..we are both passionate about artist books and seek to give them relevance to the 21st century artistic practice.......