At the heart of Report US are four massive clothbound books collectively representing one month, 3155 gun incidents, in chronological order on singles pages, that illustrate graphically, the titanic nature of the problem and aim to rescue the human stories and their victims from the “neutrality” of statistics. The book cloth is glazed with cow’s blood and the endpapers are coated with unfixed red pigment, so that when readers turn the pages, they come away metaphorically with blood on their hands.
This strategy links the very act of reading
not only with awareness
but also with culpability.
copyright 2019 Eileen Boxer