Water Jokes

Adriana Gallo


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Water Jokes is a collaboration between Adriana Gallo and lucky risograph. It contains a collection of photographs and found images with an accompanying text by the artist on Giochi d’acqua or “water games'' or “water jokes”, the term originally referring to the (often hidden) water automata of Italian Mannerist gardens. In combining water pranks, reproductions of Mannerist gardens, grottoes, FrogTok videos, water parks, and various aquatic automata, the book neither condemns nor celebrates the artificial but presents an incomplete collection of a very human compulsion to dominate and re-present water. Accompanying the book is a series of musical compositions by Michael Danziger.

Dimensions: ~5.5” x 7.25” - 122 Pages - Handbound hardcover spiral bound book, risograph printed on Sky Parchtone and Bright White Via Vellum. The book utilizes 5 distinct blue inks in various combinations.