Book Release:
Isoje Chou Heaven Human Earth 
ARTIST BOOK

FUFU/PEOPLE WITH is pleased to announce the publication of the artist book HEAVEN HUMAN EARTH by Isoje Chou designed by FUFU/PEOPLE WITH and published by FufuBooks



What makes ‘difference’ discernible? What exactly are the markers? Using the foreground image of a single self(ie) portrait-photograph taken after days of unending wakefulness, Isoje Chou's Heaven Human Earth considers the artist’s face as a fluid space where ‘lines’ mark the material sense of drawing on a surface as well as other lines: lines of the being in the ancient Chinese face map, ‘Heaven Human Earth’.

HEAVEN HUMAN EARTH explores multiple shifting ideas and identities. Disparate ‘lines’ of connections are freely conflated and freely applied, from Chinese face reading philosophy and a Nigerian folklore of ‘four bundles of head’ to online suicide and found comments, Art History, Fiction/Memoir, and Big Data.

An Artist Book, HEAVEN HUMAN EARTH asks where does difference really reside? The artist points instead to the fictional hairs inside the nostrils.


Isoje Limpopo Chou (pronounced E.so.ye Lim.popo Zjoustarted making ‘picture books’ from her childhood. Her foray into artist publishing began during a bus trip across the Rockies as a teenage refugee in a new country. The result was a ‘book’ of entirely made up scenarios depicting social issues or what she called ‘documentations of real life’ with imagined characters, many of whom where notably First Nations. The diy publication of text and images was for the artist both ‘thing’ (as object) and as experiment of visual ideas disseminated through independent visual arts publishing. The artist works in painting, drawing and sculpture.

FUFU/PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES is a visual arts ideas outfit established by the artist in 2018. Named after West Africa’s hefty staple (and its various accompanying soups, especially egusi) FUFU is also well, fufu: fickle, flighty, even delirious.

FUFU/PEOPLE WITH is an extension of Fufu Press an independent visual arts publisher.

Artist: Isoje Limpopo Chou
Title: HEAVEN HUMAN EARTH
Language: English

ISBN 978-1-7751613-3-2

Limited Editions, 5 copies
Hardcover, 91 pp + iii + Afterword, 222 x 286mm

Title Self-Portrait Photograph: “The Disorder” 2017 

For more information, contact FF/PEOPLE WITH

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PRE-RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT December 17, 2018 :

FUFUBOOKS first publication is now here!

HEAVEN HUMAN EARTH by Isoje Limpopo Chou

ISBN 9781775161332
Publisher: Fufubooks
Release Date: December 19, 2018
Original language: English
Date of publication: December 2018
Edition: 1st edition, limited 5 hardcover copies in total
Size: 222 x 286mm
Pages: 91 pages, with Afterword, i, ii, iii

Archival pigment ink printing throughout on 100-lb. white uncoated stock at 354 PPI, Binding: Perfect bound and cased in, printed case with matte archival pigments and white end sheets.

Printer and designer: FUFU/PEOPLE WITH


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