Casey Gardner
Set in Motion Press

Seven stories about seven missions into seven celestial realms to investigate seven vital components
of universal understanding: 

Light, Time, Gravity, Matter, Infinity, Constellations, & Science



Matter, Antimatter,
and So Forth

A series of seven letterpress printed folios illumined with digitally printed  transparencies, wrapped in a portfolio map of the universe.

PHOEBE IS A TRAVELLER THROUGH TIME AND SPACE, IN SEARCH OF WHAT MATTERS.  Along the way, she meets an intergalactic wayfarer who is also on a quest. He seeks the 10th dimension which can only be reached by learning what is uniquely human. Together they travel to the beginning of the universe and back. 

Meanwhile, the two travelers investigate the workings of the universe.  Each of the seven folios chronicles a mission that revolves around a field of exploration: Light, Gravity, Time, Matter, Infinity, Constellations, and Science.  On the back of each folio is a mission dispatch reporting their discoveries of meaning in the natural forces and phenomena of the cosmos. 

Each folio includes layers of translucent exposures. These multi-layered artifacts reflect the time at the beginning of the universe when space became transparent and light could flow freely. The title of the book refers to a time soon after the Big Bang, when, a small preponderance of matter over antimatter was produced. This asymmetry gave rise to all that exists in the universe, explaining why we have something, rather than a vast nothingness. Ah!

Matter, Antimatter, and So Forth, completed 2014

Materals: Lettra, Glama Translucent Light

Dimensions closed: 6 x 9.5”; Dimensions Map open: 25 x 18”

Edition: 45 price: 1000

The Science Folio with the Constellation and Light folios in the background.

The Science Folio with the Constellation and Light folios in the background.

Detail from the Infinity Folio

Detail from the Infinity Folio

The folios with Map open and legend

The folios with Map open and legend

Time and Gravity Folios

Time and Gravity Folios

The Matter Folio

The Matter Folio