you will find it where it is: a reader


sonja thomsen, 2020
Edit & Design: Christina Labey.
Design: Studio Elana Schlenker.
Paper: Mixed Paper Stock (Uncoated, Translucent, Acetate)
Cover: Colorplan (Smoke). Printed by Conveyor Studio.
Hand Bound by Sonja Thomsen.
1st edition published by Poor Farm Press
Edition of 300 (Sold out)


“As an artist, novice scientist and citizen engaged in the pursuit of new knowledge, Sonja Thomsen believes that wonder is paramount to imagine post-patriarchal futures. Thomsen’s first publication, You will find it where it is, a reader, is a meditation to move the locus of attention to the periphery. The layered book of photographs creates space and redacts gendered histories of knowledge to make room for new discoveries. Polishing her feminist lens, Thomsen intercepts the timelines of nineteenth century writer, Margaret Fuller; twentieth century photographer, Lucia Moholy; and twenty-first century conceptual artist, Maria Nordman among others. This wondrous artist book, serves as a catalyst and declaration of Thomsen’s iterative practice where time and light are material and metaphor.”


Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University, Stanford CA

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven CT

Bowes Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University, Stanford CA

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library, Cleveland OH

Hirsch Library, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston TX

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Los Angeles Museum of Art, LACMA, Los Angeles CA

Marquand Art Library at Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artist Books in the LRC,  Washington DC

Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library, Providence RI

Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University, New Haven CT

The Library Project Collection, Dublin IRELAND

Texas State University, Alkek Library, San Marcos TX

Walker Art Center Library, Minneapolis MN

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