Örö is a limited edition artist’s book, music and film release created by artist and musician Rob St John. It was produced through long-term fieldwork and experimentation on the small Finnish Archipelago island of Örö.
Rob’s work with sound, film, images and writing on Örö have been collected in an ambitious new multimedia package published by Random Spectacular and Blackford Hill.
An artist’s book includes writing on the development of artistic practices through slow, patient attention to an island in flux. The texts fuse art, ecology, geography and history to explore the landscape’s multiple histories and futures. Richly illustrated with Rob’s photographs, cameraless prints, cyanotypes, maps and sketches, the book has a foil blocked cover.
Rob St John's Örö is co-released with our record label Blackford Hill and comprises:
• Limited edition 100 page soft-back artist's book (210mm x 210mm) printed in full colour throughout with white foil blocked cover.
• Online access to the 20-minute Örö film
• Digital audio downloads of the film sound works
• Two digital singles featuring Andrew Wasylyk and Pete Harvey
And for a limited time, all orders will include an exclusive limited edition bonus CD of Rob's critically acclaimed Surface Tension album. Find out more >
“[His work] lets us hear what happens when we lay our ears to a landscape; the voices and utterances that surface into the skull.” – Robert Macfarlane