N/A - AV0234
112 pages - Softcover
Format : 16.5 x 24 cm
New - Mint condition
Presentation by the publisher CHACO :
" End of the World - In 1520, a fleet of four vessels sailing from Spain reach the Isla Grande of Tierra del Fuego. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the island was successively occupied. The spread of diseases brought by white men -to which they had no natural immunity-, professional assassins hired by landowners, as well as hunger and malnutrition, gradually wiped out the island’s inhabitants. By the beginning of the twentieth century, only 200 of them remained alive with only one surviving to the present day.
Nicolás Janowski recreates the historical imagery associated with Tierra del Fuego as a boundary-place, the last frontier of civilization anchored at the southern end of the habitable land.
The phrases in this book are fragments from various ship’s logs written on board of european expeditions that traveled through Tierra del Fuego between 1520 and 1834."
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Adrift in Blue held in the spring 2017 at the Kursala gallery of the University of Cadiz, Spain.
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Publisher's presentation: "Soft Touch re-works images pulled from various magazines and re-formatted into a sticker album where what remains becomes a comment on the use of empathy within photography and its economy of mass distribution. Considering the image consumer and image collection practices, the book highlights a cultural interest in the horror...