Servane Briand

Servane Briand

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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Binding by Servane Briand with LED design by Nick Leindecker

Size of binding

367 x 97 x 30mm (14.45 x 3.8 x 1.18 in)


Goatskin leather, wood veneer, kozo and abaca paper, beeswax, embroidery thread, LED board

Description of binding

Fusion of text and colors, simultanéité, incredible rhythm and music, and quasi-cinematic effects transport the reader-viewer who embarks on this imaginary poetic voyage on the Transsibérien anchored in Paris. What could be more fun than doing another collaboration to bring “la fée électricité” and light into the artists’ book?

Where the original La Prose was conceived more as a book-painting, I thought a book-experience of flipping the pages of the long and narrow accordion format encouraged one to read the poem and experience the beats and tempo of the train journey. Adding the LED map was a playful way to celebrate the European avant-garde, the creative freedom and stunning modernity of La Prose du Transsibérien.

Artist Bio

A French native, Servane first came to California in 1985. She has lived in San Francisco, Paris, and Palo Alto. She worked in various fields and made a radical move from high tech to printmaking and book arts in 2006. She is currently an artist in residence at Cubberley Artist Studio Program in Palo Alto and studies fine binding with Eleanore Ramsey in San Francisco. Her books may be an attempt to gentle the information overload and make a pause in time, while she welcomes the wealth of data and ideas that are today’s constant source of inspiration.

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