175 x 235 x 30 mm (containing box)
20 x 60 x 40 mm (fly’s box)
210 x 150 mm, 16 pages (book within)
This object is one of Masahito Yamamoto’s artist-book-veering-into-art-object creations. It takes the same form as his book with feathers, which contains feathers inside the smaller plastic box instead of a dead fly. The book within has a plain cover with How to live on the earth printed on it and its insides have the series of prime numbers from 3 to 127657 printed within in very small numbers.
Description of Form
Hardcover box with spine opening. Inside is a deceased fly lying inside a plastic box with a window, attached to the containing box. A book lies inside the containing box, with the fly’s box fitting inside the book, where a rectangular hole has been cut to fit the box containing fly.
About the Artist
Masahito Yamamoto is an artist, publisher and photographer born in Kochi, Japan. He lives and works in Tokyo.
About the Publisher
Sosoup is a publication collective created by Masahito Yamamoto and Akiko Arai, both active photographers. They create in various forms, creating art objects, video works and more traditional book-like publications at Edition Sosoup. Edition Sosoup was founded in 2012. They work ‘beyond the limit of the photograph’.