Aznbf is a book in service of dialogue, and the result of conversations with nine people about the relationship between asianness and masculinity.
Conversations were unstructured and often spanned a range of topics including upbringing, love/sexuality/relationships, creative work, family, politics, belonging, etc. Audio from these conversations was transcribed and loosely categorized, thereby divorcing content from speaker. Lines of text were then reordered to form composite poems which attempt to articulate a collective voice. Additionally, interviewees were given a single-use 35mm camera to represent their world through film. Aznbf is an artifact of this process and a container within which to make public(s).
John Akira Harrold
Japanese bound hardback
Edition of 150
20 x 15.25 cm
Portland, OR: J. Harrold, 2020.