The full title of the book is Ka-Boom The Explosion of Landscape; it includes at the end of the book a signed & numbered C-Print (format 19 x 13.5 cm).
120 pages (8 gatefolds) - Hardcover
Editions Bessard, 2017 (500 copies)
Format : 16 x 24 cm
New - Mint condition
"Ka-Boom is a fictional explosive manual in which sourced vintage photographs encounter staged do-it-yourself explosive construction images, with the photographs Andrea Botto has shot of real non-military explosions.
The result is a sophisticated enquiry of photography’s contemporary status, in which numerous questions are raised and no simple answers are given. (…) The project is articulated through a mechanism whereby any notion of the authentic becomes almost impossible allowing the turn-over between fiction, reality and staging to manifest a form of resistance to the idea that the spectacle just is, suggesting criticality and memory as means of opposition.
Recalling the structure of Bertold Brecht’s diaries and their use of photography as a form of multi-disciplinary media, capable both of seducing and estranging the viewer-reader, Andrea Botto attempts to transform images in means capable of activating processes of knowledge. (…)
The structure of the book cancels any illusion of continuity and pushes the viewer to take a position, to reflect on the images and their development.
-- Ilaria Bonacossa "
Texts by Ilaria Bonacossa, Marta Dahó Giacomo Nardin, Marco Navarra and Lars Willumeit, in English only.
Warning: Last books in stock!
.Sold out.Jeffrey Ladd's presentation on the publisher's website: "Created in the memory of Andrea Botto’s grandfather Primo Benedetti, the book traces his journey through Northern Germany to his home in Tuscany after being released from a Nazi prisoner of war camp on June 19, 1945. Botto’s approach was to compile images from the internet by searching...
Presentation by Christopher de Béthune: " « Crime City 808 » a.k.a 808,is a pungent, brutal homage to « they ».« they » refers to all the dystopian cities, books, novels, games, movies & universes that would define my future self, and this since my early teenager years. A childhood lost in thoughts, imprinted with the blast of different cultures,...
Adventures in the Nearby Far Away (*signed*)
.Last copy.Presentation by the artist: "26 miles across the Pacific Ocean from the tangled mess of humanity that is Los Angeles and Orange County sits an island paradise called Santa Catalina where time has stood still and visitors can experience what California was like before the Europeans sailed in. Adventures in the Nearby Far Away is a photographic...
Publisher's presentation : "Hester Lisa Scheurwater's persona is an exploration into the existing ideas on femininity. Her new book "All I Ever Wanted consists of various leaflets like the different rooms in a house, each reflecting its own atmosphere of Hester Scheurwater's inner world, her fears and desires. She is using the depiction of women in...