Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that enables people to receive physical objects in the mail from influential contributors of their choice. Writer Maud Newton became a Quarterly Co. contributor in 2012; her subscriber packages have reflected her passion for unusual, well-told stories in all kinds of media.
Her summer 2013 package revolves around the theme of the past, and how our world is built on all the worlds that came before it. Among other items, the package includes three anaglyph 3D photo prints by Maximus Clarke, of scenes in Jerusalem and the West Bank:
– The Mount of Olives and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as seen from amid Crusader-era ruins;
– A night view of the Western Wall, surmounted by the Dome of the Rock mosque;
– The Israeli government’s wall of separation in the Palestinian town of Beit Jala.
“This is a part of the world where the dimension of time makes itself manifest in physical space,” Clarke says. “In the stereo images I captured there, I tried to render the deep history of the place — the colliding layers of time piled up all around — in terms of spatial perspective.”
The prints measure 6” x 9”, and are accompanied by a set of anaglyph 3D glasses for viewing. This special first edition, available exclusively to Quarterly Co. subscribers, is limited to 150 copies.