Remnants is a piece of new music theatre produced by Erratica, a London-based arts company who create diverse performance-related works, founded by Patrick Eakin Young. It explores one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of war crimes at Srebrenica, and her family’s connection to the Holocaust in Bosnia fifty years before.
A Practice for Everyday Life were commissioned to design a libretto to accompany the production. Remnants is staged as a single long monologue, interwoven with spoken word, video and dance elements, and the design of the book follows this format: an unbroken story with visual interludes including archive imagery, folk song lyrics and other voices. The cover typeface, Remnants, is redrawn from an old Serbian book cover, celebrating the strange beauty of Cyrillic serif typefaces, and is debossed in gloss foil onto the rough cover stock.