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ballast

artist book

86 pgs.

2018

ballast water acts as bottom-heavy weight for ships when they aren't carrying above-deck cargo. it facilitates both the transport of goods and of species that are invasive to local ecosystems—the proverbial fly in the ointment. a deckhand finds a publication floating in the ballast tanks, the images and text of its pages threatening psychic buoyancy—the undesirable and unintentional have their return.

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