I’d like to say we’re starting at the beginning with this overview of EE’s wares, but that wouldn’t be true : the line debuted in 2018 with Justin Skarhus’ Hand In Glove, but that sold out its limited run of 10 (yes, you read that correctly) copies quickly, and was unnumbered, so we’re going to start in 2020 with catalogue number EE01, French cartoonist Nicolas Nade’s abstract, wordless, and conceptually challenging Barrage, and in the days ahead review EE02, EE03, and EE04, as well. Sound good? Then let’s dive right in :
Still, for all that, the round object we’re following does embark on a journey of sorts here, but the notion of it “progressing” is almost laughably quaint — it simply ends up somewhere other than where it started, and all indications are that it will continue on to somewhere else, in some form, after that. In a pinch it’s tempting to say that we’re observing a kind of mechanical reproductive cycle here, given some of the obvious visual parallels, but it’s also fair to say that a lot of it looks like a pinball-style game, too — which, come to think of it, Freud probably would’ve had field day with as well, so I dunno. I’ll leave all such speculation to more qualified minds than my own, I guess.
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