Lateral Roots issue 1 includes two printed matters: a zine and a wall calendar.

The theme of Lateral Roots’ issue 1 is “Photographs within Photographs”.
In the past, the act of taking photos and their subsequent display had aceremonial feel. Family photographs were usually placed in prominent positions in the house and represented the family history, memories, and visions. Photographstaken at home were often of festive or solemn occasions such as weddings or familyreunions. As photographic technology advances, the photograph is no longer such a valued object, and has become a flattened JPEG. When we digitally scan these
old photographs, two parallel moments in time appear on the screen. In the blurry photo within a photo, we can still vaguely discern ash-colored landscapes or make out the features of a person. The blurriness of the blown-up image is an evidence of photography’s unique existence as a medium.

The zine is designed in the format of similar as newspaper(without binding). The viewer could take any page out of the whole book, in order to take a full view of related images on the full cross-page.

The wall calendar is the limited edition supplement of this issue, with the theme of “Time Marks within Photographs”. In these photographs, time marks are mainly presented as calendars and clocks. At the moment when the shutter was pressed, They provide vague evidence of the time when the shutter was pressed: 4:40pm on 21st December of an unknown year; 8:25am on one day in 1972; some day in September/October of 1982…… At the meanwhile, the wall calendars were important and common objects in people’s home. Back in the old time, wall calendar does not only served as a time measuring tool but also a decorative object. Images usually occupy the most layout of these wall calendars. Looking at these images feels as if looking at a microcosm of a different era and different cultural backgrounds. In Lateral Roots’ wall calendar, these fragments of time marks from old photographs constitute the new type of image on the calendar.

zine
size: 36*26cm
page number: 40
edition of 500

wall calendar
size: 40*28.5cm
page number: 13
edition of 200

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《次根》的第一期共包含了两件印刷品:作为主刊的zine,以及作为副刊的限量版2016年历。

第一期主题:"照片中的照片”
在过去,照片从拍摄到日后在家中的摆放均具有一种仪式感。它们被放置在居室中显眼的位置,代表着家族的历史、愉快的时光或是美好的憧憬。而在家庭环境中拍照的行为也通常是庄重而严肃的(譬如结婚、家庭聚会等等)。伴随着摄影技术的发展,照片已渐渐不再作为被珍视的物件,而成为被压扁于荧幕上的图像。当我们将这些年代久远的照片进行扫描时,我们得以清晰地看到荧幕上的双重时空。在模糊的“画中画”中我们仍能依稀看到灰白的风景或辨认出对方的五官,以及幽暗中透出来的目光。放大后的模糊,也更让人意识到照片作为介质的存在。

本期zine的形式是一本书脊处无装订的报纸杂志,在翻阅时,读者可以将内页从主刊中抽离出来,以此看到跨页上彼此关联的图像全貌(完整的跨页也可作为海报)。而限量版的年历作为第一期的副刊,既与主刊从内容上彼此关联,同时也是一个具有实用性的衍生品。

副刊的主题为"照片中的时间标记”,在这些照片中,时间标记主要体现为挂历以及时钟两种形式。彼时的人物与时空在按下快门的瞬间被定格,而这些陈列在居室中的计时工具揭示了细枝末节的时间线索,譬如某年12月21日的4点40分;1972年某月某日的8点25分;1982年的9/10月份......
与此同时,就像经过精心挑选被悬挂在墙上的照片一样,挂历也曾是家家户户普遍且重要的摆件。彼时的挂历在具有计时功能的同时,在居室中也起到了重要装饰性。在大部分挂历上,图像通常是占据最多版面,回观这些挂历上的图像,仿佛可以看到一个不同时代不同文化背景的缩影。在《次根》第一期的挂历上,这些过往的照片以及带有时间标记的局部,共同构成了新的挂历图像。

杂志尺寸:36*26cm
页数:40
限量:500本

年历尺寸:40*28.5cm
页数:13
限量:200本

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