First edition of an evocative artist's book, weaving art, math, and ritual to mark the days between the artist's menstrual cycles.
TWENTY EIGHT DAYS
"If the moon's orbit were exactly that of the earth, where would the earth be?"
In this work, based on activities carried out in Capistrano Beach, California from March ll through April 7, 1975, Fish documents her movement of stones within a drawn circle, sketching the new arrangements created every day alongside notes of the phases of the moon and the tides. She surrounds her atlas-like diagrams with various texts pondering femininity, masculinity, ovulation, and the literal and figurative meaning of stones. In many ways, an explicit critique of more prominent conceptual and performance pieces from the 1970s that centered both the male gaze and body. A scarce example of this work that explores cycles, making them personal and poetic by assigning them elaborate rituals. OCLC locates just 7 copies.
[Chesterfield]: np, (1975). 11'' x 8.5''. Original printed wrappers, perfect-bound. Illustrated in black and white throughout.  pages. Mild wear to extremities of wrappers, spine lightly toned. Clean and sharp.
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