Parade was created after driving through Riverton, Utah, a couple of days prior to the 4th of July parade. Riverton and most cities in and around Utah have a tradition of lining the curb with sleeping bags, blankets and thousands of lawn chairs as they begin securing the perfect parade viewing spot, days in advance. Gone are the days when fans are prepared to spend the evening on the street and cope with the all-night party, so they could occupy a front-row seat. In Riverton, lawn chairs and even old sofas line up on the curb as early as July first. This concertina book presents the strange and intriguing scene of empty chairs waiting for the owner that will be curb side when the parade begins!
Louise Levergneux is a photographer and book artist who creates limited-edition artists’ books and has participated in national and international book arts exhibitions. Levergneux’s work incorporates photography as a device that express her interest in the concepts of memory and identity. The autobiographical references are characteristic of her work, which centers on the act of collecting and storing her memories, her self-identity, and her environment.