Emilie Haaf, “Black Tuesday, Part 1 & 2”

Cover of clam-shell box

Clam-shell box open with books enclosed

Black Tuesday 1 & 2

Black Tuesday 1 & 2 displayed on wall

Black Tuesday 1 displayed laying down


Emilie Haaf (Lenhartsville, PA)

Black Tuesday, Part 1 & 2
Archival inkjet prints glued into two-part hard bound square concertina, enclosed in handmade clam-shell box, rice paper covers
Unique work
Dimensions open: 85″ x 17″
Dimensions closed: 6″ x 6″ x 1″ (books), 14.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″ (box)

Black Tuesday is a two-part concertina sculptural book that sits in a handmade clam-shell box. This book was made as a wall hanging inspired by traditional pictorial patchwork quilts. It hangs side by side “linking” together, but can also rest laying down sculpturally allowing the images to distort with the folds. All images were obtained by taking screen caps from the Minton-Breaux Family Films a part of the David M. Minton, Jr. Archives, circa 1928-1932. The title “Black Tuesday” references the Wall Street Crash of 1929. These images were taken simply from pausing of the film on screen, not from photoshop manipulation. I chose to use the blurred images for ascetic purposes because it pertains to the transient moments of time.