CORRIDOR Karen Zimmermann (2012)
Karen made this book in a small edition of seven, printed in archival inkjet and letterpress. She writes: "Who owns water? Most states in the USA claim that the people have the right to water. I can't imagine anything other than everyone having a right to free water, but its not the case. The right to water was an idea that I was thinking about when developing in this book. “First user in time, first right” but where is the democracy? The diversions and claiming of water has had a profound change in the landscape. The access to water, I believe, has defined the landscape and the society. This book is about my experience living on the margin of the city, defined by a river. The river is dry during much of the year and violently flowing in others when the snow melts from the nearby mountains. Hundreds of years ago, before the dams, the river ran all year long. There are three themes that flow in the book, the margins of society (homeless who live in the river), the history of the damming of the rivers that feed into mine and subsequent natural changes, and margins of two countries, Mexico and USA, where the river flows from one to the other. The book documents my walks through the riverbed. The book is primarily photographic with some text and letterpress images. There are two phrases in the book about water rights. Additionally, there are some graphic images that eludes to the flow of water and people."
The book is printed on Hahnemulle paper and comes with an archival board phase box. OUT OF PRINT.