07 January 2010

Cary Markerink - Memory Traces

"Memory Traces is a recent publication, in which I relate to notions about landscape, culture, history and memory. Memory Traces is an unconventional photo-book, composed to be an experience, in which a selection of landscape photographs are combined with a multi-layered range of texts including excerpts from travelogues, ‘written photographs’ and a short story situated in the art-world which, among other things, deals with 'The Artification of Photography' and ‘The End of Silver-based Photography’. In a second separate booklet a Chernobyl family album of found negatives has been reproduced."

The large format photographs were made in Sarajevo; Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Berlin, Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Ronneburg; Bikini Island and Nam Island; Chernobyl; Khe San and My Lai.

Photography & text: Cary Markerink, Amsterdam
Designed by Irma Boom Office, Amsterdam

Oversized Clothbound Hardcover
30,5 x 41 cm / 12 x 16 inch
202 pages
together with two small booklets, 'Höffding Step' and 'Dark Star'
12x16 cm / 4,7x6,3 inch
each in a printed box.

webpage, order here

reviewed on mrs. deane

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