by Artist book
Townes van Zandt died of organ failure in the early morning of New Year’s Day, 1997, in Smyrna, Tennessee. The maximum temperature was 7 degrees Celsius. The minimum was zero.
Yukio Mishima died on November 25, 1970, in Tokyo, after performing an ill-executed seppuku. That evening, the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun carried a photograph of his severed head on the cover. The lowest temperature was 5 degrees Celsius.
Sylvia Plath died on February 11, 1963. A nurse, who was supposed to help Plath with her children, found her dead of carbon monoxide poisoning, with her head in the oven. She was 30 years old. It was zero degrees Celsius, windy and snowing in London. The sun did not come out.
The Weather is a collection of 41 obituaries of artists, writers and musicians, combined with the weather report of the day they died.
Produced on a sunny day
Martijn in ‘t Veld
Happy Potato Press, 2019
130 x 210 mm, 48pp; English
hand-bound with golden thread, hand cut
Edition of 250