Litho printing
Dustjacket from inside section sheet
Edition of 300

Photography : Dolly Brown
Performance: Gandini Juggling
Texts: Sean Gandini & Nancy Dalva
Design: Sean Charlton White & Ben Weaver
Co-published by Dolly Brown and Gandini Press

Dolly Brown

“In December 2021 and January 2022 photographer Dolly Brown spent time with the contemporary circus/dance group Gandini Juggling in the final month before their piece "Life: A Love Letter to Merce Cunningham" premiered at Sadler's Wells in January 2022 as part of the penultimate London International Mime Festival. The piece came to fruition over many months of research and rehearsal which took place in various locations, including online, during the height of the COVID pandemic. The result is a photobook/zine titled "Fractions Ruse in the Untroubled Unavailable Dawn Waltz", which takes its title from the first three lines generated by a random 'juggling' of all the words in the title of every single dance work that Merce Cunningham made during his career. [...]
The book was designed by Ben Weaver Studio and in keeping with the spirit of Cunningham, the designers created a publication which contains its own internal collages and chance operations. The result is an object which is more than the sum of its parts - not merely a vehicle for displaying images, but a tangible metaphor for the collaborative enterprise that is performance.”