A Restless Land
Shortlisted for the Charcoal Bookclub Publishing Prize & Exhibited in Portugal as part of the Encontros da Imagem photo festival, given honourable mention in the Photobook Award.
A Restless Land is Tessa's latest photobook. Made during the time of ‘lockdown’, there is an undercurrent of unease in the images. It evokes the restlessness born of isolation during that time. The tableau style landscapes are interspersed with confined spaces and punctuated with glimpses of night-time scenes expressing the manipulation of time that we felt. Sharp moments of heightened awareness amongst long slow periods of not-knowing. The viewer is invited to lose themselves in the landscape only to be brought up sharp by a close-up of a brightly coloured flower caught in a cinematic headlight.
It is a beautifully constructed lay-flat book, printed on textured Mowhawk eggshell paper. Every page is folded and layered so that each spread can be seen in its entirety, un-interrupted by stitching or deep centrefolds. It is 30.5 x 21.5 cm, covered in a laminated wrap- around cover.
This is a limited edition of 75 copies and 5 Artists proofs.