Language Has No Weather: Field Notes from Unseen California


** now accepting orders for advanced copies --> orders will be fulfilled in batches on or before June 1st, 2024 **

Language Has No Weather: Field Notes from Unseen California
is a limited edition risograph-printed book featuring works by:

Aspen Mays -- Dionne Lee,
Karolina Karlic -- Mercedes Dorame -- Tarrah Krajnak

Shana Lopes (Asst. Curator of Photography at SFMOMA) wrote an introductory essay and edited the two roundtable discussions with the artists found at the back of the book.

The book was published by THERETHERENOW & UNSEEN CALIFORNIA (with support from the Arts Research Institute at the University of California Santa Cruz).

Risograph printed in Copper, Black, Ivy, Light Lime, Mahogany, Mist, Scarlet, Sky, Steel, and Sunflower inks on Neenah 100% PC Natural Paper using a selection of purpose-built custom .icc profiles.

The book cover is screen-printed in 2 colors and gloss varnish on G.F. Smith Colorplan Paper and fixed to the text block using brass binding hardware.

20.8cm x 22.8cm

Limited Edition of 300 copies



Unseen California is a multi-pronged arts research initiative utilizing the University of California Natural Reserve System through site specific research performed by a collaborative artist cohort, generating opportunities for field-based arts teaching and learning, public programming, and the creation of artworks.

This book features the artists’ explorations in progress—their field notes—across media, generated from site work and ongoing dialogues. In this context, field notes are understood as fragments toward knowing, and these are embodied, subjective observations that might speculate and certainly express wonder, but also recognize that interpretation will often happen later, elsewhere.