In my presentation, I will describe my artist book, Skinny Leg. Skinny Leg is a first-person account of an accident I was involved in in December 2009 in which I was run over by a truck while cycling to work. With images, text, pop-up components and fold-out pages, this book blends clinical and matter-of-fact descriptions of the accident together with intimate anecdotes of seemingly inconsequential details surrounding the event. What is revealed is the strangeness and banality of the experience as well as the mutability of memory.
Jenny Lin is a visual artist based in Montreal. She has created experimental narrative-based works in the formats of 2-D print, artist books, video and site-specific installation. She recently worked as a medical illustrator at McGill University and she currently teaches at Concordia University in the Print Media program. www.jenny-lin.ca