Jindřich Štreit: Where is my home

Photobook-object. Starring Jindřich Štreit, homeless people and corrugated cardboard.

Author: wo-men

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Jindřich Štreit has decided to celebrate his 70th birthday with an art project that shifts the conception of a classical photography book toward an interactive object.

The theme of the project Where Is My Home is homeless people. For the last four years, Jindra of Sovinec has been photographing them intensively. He has arranged the outcome of the work into a series which he symbolically encased in a cardboard box and fastened with twine. Why a box? The concept of this book–object in fact draws on materials well known to people lacking a home. In the darkest moments, these are the materials that become their possessions, cornerstones of their transitory homes.

We are releasing the book–object into two parallel worlds. Where Is My Home travels both to people who possess a dwelling and to those who do not exactly have one. Yet the owners and giftees of the book will be able to enjoy it all in the same way, regardless of their social status. You can use the book–object to decorate your place; it slips easily onto a bookshelf – and thereby keeps its looks – or it can be taken apart into its constituent elements which may be gifted or used as a medium of exchange.

For the greater part of his creative life, Jindřich Štreit has been engaged in the portraiture of unique milieus and their inhabitants. Yet he does not try to forcefully aestheticize powerful social themes, but rather documents the world as it is. His approach to the photographed subjects remains humane. Thanks to this, he is able to successfully overstep the boundaries of private spaces. And thanks to that we are able to glimpse something more. In this box, too.

Bonus number 1

You can choose your copy of Where is my home according to the title photo or the number. Every book-object is signed and numbered by Jindřich Štreit himself. Follow the number updates at www.by-wo-men.com.

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Book specifications:

cardboard box
91 photos printed on Munken Lynx 250 g
original photo cover
twine
essay about homeless people by sociologist Jiří Siostrzonek
poster included

Bonus number 2

The book-object is supported by unique project of the cap homelesska Drömm. The unisex and unisize cap is handmade from the alpaca wool and silk in Severní Morava. The project reflects the contrast between the social fashion and luxury. Choose your favourite colour.

1. smetanová  2. světle šedá  3. šedá  

4. světle béžová 5. béžová  6. vřesová  

7. pudrově růžová  8. fuchsiová  9. fialová  

10. džínově modrá  11. světle tyrkysová  12. antracitová 

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