Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII

In a blurring of the genres of memoir and fiction, Ann Burke Daly's Drafts: Letters Unsent, is a meditation on the narrator’s detective work, through unsent letters, which attempt to “make sense” of the catastrophic aftermath of WWI, WWII, and the Korean War, for her family. Radical doubt regarding documents, particularly photographs, and the active dynamic of interpretation, underscores the role of desire and psychological projection through this forensic search from snippets of narrative, papers, photographs, language, stories.

Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, Cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Which Uncle?
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: The Burma or Ledo Road?
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Interlude
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Who Built This?
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia

Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, Cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Which Uncle? Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: The Burma or Ledo Road? Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Interlude Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, spread: Who Built This? Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia

Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII

Ann Burke Daly’s Box of Fiction, is a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother. For Daly, the work of interpretation does not rest, rather it remains agitated within a palimpsest of silencing surrounding catastrophic family events.

Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII, cover image, Mom and Ardeth, Catalina Island, CA, 1950s. Documents pertaining to family life before 1957.
a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII
a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother | Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII
a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII
a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII
Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII, cover image, Mom and Ardeth, Catalina Island, CA, 1950s.

Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII, cover image, Mom and Ardeth, Catalina Island, CA, 1950s. Documents pertaining to family life before 1957. a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother | Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII a photographic essay on the uncanny afterlife of objects, photographs, narratives, and biographies inherited through material and verbal fragments, and of the act of documenting—as in a crime scene— the contents of a cardboard box discovered a decade after the death of the artist’s mother |  Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII Box of Fiction  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. LVII, cover image, Mom and Ardeth, Catalina Island, CA, 1950s.

Ann Burke Daly's Artist Photobooks

Box of Fiction and Drafts: Letters Unsent were published in late 2016 with ROMAN NVMERALS Books of Brooklyn, NY, and launched in August 2016 at the ICP MUSEUM NYC, and PS1 MoMA NY at NYABF a Printed Matter event, in September 2016. The books grew out of the anti-blog Drafts: Letters Unsent and the photo-sculpture installation work Box of Fiction: Postcard from the Sea, on this site. Printed at renowned photo book printer Meridian in RI. The books are available at Spaces Corners at the ICP MUSEUM NYC or via their website and also on the ROMAN NVMERALS Books website. Images: Ann Burke Daly, Artist, on press for; Drafts: Letters Unsent  (on press photos by Marion Belanger and Tanya Marcuse). Studio Visit, Documentation, Artist Photobooks in Production - Studio Views and Production shots, NY Studio. 

16 pages / 6 x 8.5 in.; 8 full-spread plates; saddle-stitched softcover on Mohawk Superfine; signed edition of 20; Printed at Meridian in RI; ROMAN NVMERALS Books, Brooklyn, 2016

Ann Burke Daly, Studio, New York. Photobook editing for Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist Books, 2016.
Meridien Printers, RI. On Press for Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016. On Press Photos of Daly by Marion Belanger and Tanya Marcuse.
ICP NY, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016.
ICP NY, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016.
PS1 MoMA, NYABF, a Printed Matter event,  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016.
Urban Vision: Contemporary Artist Ann Burke Daly, 2013, commute to The City University of New York, on the Staten Island Ferry.
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, Cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia
Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, instagram post from Falline Press, Atlanta, Georgia
ROMAN NVMERALS promo - for launch/signing event at the ICP Museum NYC, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, launched 2016.

Ann Burke Daly, Studio, New York. Photobook editing for Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist Books, 2016. Meridien Printers, RI. On Press for Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016. On Press Photos of Daly by Marion Belanger and Tanya Marcuse. ICP NY, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016. ICP NY, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016. PS1 MoMA, NYABF, a Printed Matter event,  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, 2016. Urban Vision: Contemporary Artist Ann Burke Daly, 2013, commute to The City University of New York, on the Staten Island Ferry. Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, Cover image: Polar Bear forces from Detroit Michigan in Siberia Drafts: Letters Unsent  |  Roman Nvmerals Books, Vol. XVII, instagram post from Falline Press, Atlanta, Georgia ROMAN NVMERALS promo - for launch/signing event at the ICP Museum NYC, International Center of Photography Museum, New York City.  Ann Burke Daly's Roman Nvmeral Artist PhotoBooks, launched 2016.
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