from Printed Matter's catalog:
The artist uses FBI statistics on "forcible rape" to divide one year into intervals of five minutes. Logged against a random selection of women's names, this book becomes a horrific testimony to the extent to which our culture tolerates violence against women. Maher conceptually links the distancing effects of statistics to the division of time, designated by the Christian Book of Hours for prayer, to suggest an underlying ideology of compliance.
The first iteration of Redbook "Redbook: A Book of Hours" was originally published using a dot matrix printer and xerox copier in 1990. In 2012, I re-editioned it using digital color print on demand technology that allowed the book to echo the decorative quality of the original books of hours. The Names and times are updated to reflect the 2012 statistics and the front matter and epilogue are also new.
5.5 x 8.5. inches, edition of 500. Hard cover with ribbon placeholder.