Our Project’ tells the story behind ‘Our Book: Florbela Espanca Selected Poems. Appearing in 2018, it is one of the few English translations of the highly influential 20th-century Portuguese poet’s passionate sonnets. Through a multidisciplinary collaboration between design researcher, composer and percussionist, the book’s provenance is explored, revealing a loving chain of happenstance including Fluxus founder George Maciunas, his long-time partner Billie J. Maciunas and filmmaker Jonas Mekas.
‘Our Project’ re-enacts an enchanting narrative that discusses the idea of loving something and someone, of making that something happen through a labor of love — love, in the form of a will, a will to ‘make public’.
- Design, Research