Hard Copy #21 ’Osiris’ by Suzanne Perrin. Photobook. Offset, 12 x 16,5 cm, 32p., 300 copies. 45 photos Duotone, texte et images d’archive / 45 photographs in Duotone, text and archive images. Français / French. Design Philippe Desarzens. 2012. ISBN 978-2-9700713-9-6. Editor Delphine Bedel. Design editor Barbara Fedier. Publishers: HEAD – Genève, Monospace Press, Amsterdam.
Les Iris, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Topology of a small street on the side of Neuchâtel lake, broaded with hybrid constructions between huts and country cottages, in a leisure zone near the camp-site. To live somewhere else in one’s own town, as these houses are only for people living in Yverdon, only five months a year following the law. A fishermen’s village which became «the Free Iris Community» since 1959.
Photographies as portraits in the absence, swallows on a frontage, a small rocking horse behind a window, fairy-tale wells. Flovalmar, Le P’tit Vercorin, Mon Abri, Le Kenya, Le Refuge, Le Chèvrefeuille, Les 4 Vents, Zika, Le Pingouin, La Guinche, Le Relais, L’Ecureuil, Mon Rêve, La Gruyère, Sam Sufy, La Lagune, Les Roseaux, Les Jonquières, Chez Françoise.What remains today of this social and political utopia?hard copy art design photography Typography photo book artist books