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RAGDOLLS PARADE

by BAMBI KRAMER 28 pages, 4 colours + 1 pantone, unbound poster-book hard sleeve, 33 x 44 cm released under Creative Commons License [ CC BY – NC – SA 3.0] € 35 first release november 2014 ISBN 978-88-9050-697-0 signed limited edition of 350 copies published by FortePressa
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cover: Bambi Kramer
dwg: Bambi Kramer
music sheets: F. Henry Klickmann, Geo W. Fairman, Tell Taylor
design: Valerio Bindi
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RAGDOLLS are multimaterial creatures made with scraps, fragments that can divide, rotate and assemble again simulating living movement. Then there is an island, a love story and an evil Plague Doctor trying to collect all the multiplicity that those mixed-up forms of life can bring in a striped, jail-like establishing. Original music sheets from the early 1900’s moves this little chimeras’ parade at the Rag time. RAGDOLLS PARADE is a book that comes out at the end of a process which lasted more than a year, starting in Colombia with a theater performance, and then a six meters drawn roll that illustrates it. From the flowing continuity of a roll, eyes, arms, legs and bodies are extracted and isolated by a new Victor Frankenstein. Reproducing and combining them, hidden creatures, movements and stories are revealed. The whole work develops as a big detournement and cut-up operation by moving and implanting new elements in old and “al-ready made” structures, making the book as a ragdoll itself, pages and images dancing at their own music.

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