RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Vida Sacic

Vida Sacic is an artist and educator from Chicago. Born and raised in Croatia, Vida moved to the Midwest as an exchange student in her teens. She studied graphic design and worked as a designer before returning to school to earn an MFA from Indiana University Bloomington. During her graduate studies, she was introduced to letterpress printing and eventually became fascinated with print. Her letterpress work explores the ties between process and form with an interest in the communicative power of words and formal elements. Vida exhibited solo work at Indiana University Bloomington and participated in numerous group exhibitions nation-wide. Her work has been featured in Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, published by HOW Books in August 2011 and For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, published by Bloomsbury in October 2013.


Koline (front)  image of the scanned book by Vida Sacic

KOLINE is a single sheet book I printed in November 2013. The title of the piece is a Croatian term for the traditional feast of slaughtering domestic pigs that takes place in late November. The book investigates the recollection of fragmented memories and present day experiences of identity, tradition and interpretations through the lens of a local custom. In traditional pig slaughter, meat is cut manually and grinding is done with manually operated grinding machines. This hand on activity was particullary interesting to illustrate using abstract letterpress printing.

RiTUAL 2015 books by this artist

Image of Koline 2015
Koline 2015    NFS      

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

Koline (front)  image of the scanned book by Vida Sacic