Teetering with Many Danubes
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A book collating a series of identical letterpress poems individually marbled with crinkly wet copies of protest placards on the back and acetate inserts bearing tourist snaps in between.

~ I wrote the poem in Budapest as I stood at the side of the Danube peering over the edge.
~ The placards are from protests against Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán's, anti-migrant rhetoric, repressive refugee policy, attacks on workers rights and human rights violations.
~ The tourist photos are the snaps I took of the Danube as I walked along the edge towards the buildings of the Hungarian Parliament. I came across the memorial to honour the 3,500 people, 800 of them Jews, who were shot into the Danube by The Arrow Cross Party - a far-fight fascist party in power in Hungary from 1944 to 1945.

I wanted to bring these elements together to contemplate on how close Hungary/France/Austria/the UK may be to the edge once again...

Thanks to Simon and Ira at London Centre for Book Arts along with other studio members for their help and guidance.

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