Serpent On The Mount
Jong started to work with rope in 2011. Knotting, combing and braiding became a performative exercise. Referring to a seamen's guide to knotting, she began to knot by her gutteral motions for her sculptures, all with the intent to define and undefine pattern. And like many who find tranquility in knotting or knitting, working with rope became a means for Jong to process her emotional, psychological and personal anguishes happening in her life at that time.
Serpent on the Mount is a collaborative project between Ellen Jong, Coco Dolle and Sara Rosen. Conducted and produced by Jong to connect the voices of three women going through their own anguish at that time, and thread them into a book.
Knots and Photographs by Ellen Jong
Performance art by Coco Dolle
Accompanying prose by Sara Rosen
Self Published proof
Forward written by Jong
Gettin To Know My Husband's Cock First Edition 100, Numbered/signed
Contains 60+ images taken over four years of a passionate and tumultuous relationship unfolding, three years dating and one year of marriage. Jong's intimate and raw style reflect the ways and tolls of falling in love. The subject matter is sexual, emotional, vulnerable and matter-of-fact. Reading between the lines of a six versed poem edited into the sequence of photographs, she expresses the realities of passion, addiction and fear that also affect her.
Self-Published 2010 (first Ed)
Second Ed distributed by DAP
6.2 x 0.4 x 9 inches
The Vice Photo Book
Pees On Earth, signed
Contains 60+ photographs taken mostly by Jong herself of herself while peeing on Earth. The collection presents a happening that took place over eight years where Jong sought out alternative public yet private places to document the most intimate moments with herself which in her own words was described as 'pushing and discovering boundaries, and reclaiming my body and place in the world.' In this work, she also found her artistic and political voice playing on the edge of the transgressive to express her constant coming-of-age.
Transcribed conversation with ANNIE SPRINKLE for book forward.
powerHouse Books/Miss Rosen Edition 2006
11.25 x 7.25 inches
$40.00 OUT OF STOCK