A hook echo is a radar signature for the part of a supercell tornado wherein the clouds come together with maximum force. Its name derives from the hook-shaped formation with which it shows up on a weather radar. In 1974 a supercell tornado hit the city of Xenia, Ohio (US), demolishing around 1400 buildings.

This publication juxtaposes two sequences made of found collections: a set of 48 photographs that capture the aftermath of the Ohio tornado, and 22 pages from an album of compiled crochet samples. In this new context, the images relate to each other as a series of structures that become physical matter, accumulations of material. 

HOOK ECHO is the first installment of DRAGNET, an ongoing series informed by existing sets of images: archives, collections, unseen documents, or works in progress. Each DRAGNET publication is printed in a limited edition and contains an original print. 

  • Artist: Bas Medik
  • Title: Hook Echo
  • Concept: Bas Medik & Free Pony Press
  • Graphic design: Our Polite Society 
  • Format: 289 x 380 mm 
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Number of images: 70
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 48
  • Publication year: 2022
  • ISBN: 978-9-08322-742-9

    Each copy includes a different original print from 1974.