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Antics Publications

Antics Publications

Home-based publisher
New York/Bogotá
Est. 2018

Elena Helfrecht & Teri Varhol

AUGURY - Special edition

Edition of 20

Signed copy of Augury by Elena Helfrecht and Teri Varhol
Two archival pigment prints 6 × 9” (Incl. signed certificates of authenticity)
Essay by Krasimira Butseva
Housed in a Clamshell box 

Elena Helfrecht and Teri Varhol’s debut photobook is a compilation of their two stories, ‘The Swallow’ and ‘The Cage’. These act like telegrams between worlds, merging distant places into a single space as the pair navigate Prague, London, Bavaria and the Alps during the global lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.

In Augury, sublime landscapes and natural phenomena take on the surreal and fantastic as the artists capture them through layers of mysticism. Iconography and superstition are woven together to create visceral narratives of distorted consciousness, nature’s mutations and the constant tension between light and dark, inside and outside.

As writer Krasimira Butseva observes in the book’s introduction, the viewer is led through crosses marking the stalks of trees, windows concealed, a nest of wasps, mist, an opening in the sky, an author's wound and an onion tree. 

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*UPDATE: All domestic and international orders placed through Antics will be shipped in March 2022.

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