An Authentic Relation (signed)

by Marianne Bjørnmyr


Photographs: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Text: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Publisher: self-published

96 pages

Year: 2016

Price: 42

Comments: Softcover, 22 x 18cm, Edition of 500

'An Authentic Relation' presents photographs from a journey the artist made to Ascension Island accompanied by Leendert Hasenbosch’s original diary. It is a constellation of documents and images culminating in an overall feeling of distance and displacement, questioning our ideas about history, not as fortified facts, but as possible fiction.

Sent to the shores of Ascension Island in 1725 as punishment for sodomy, it was six months before Hasenbosch tasted his last bit of turtle’s blood. During this six month prelude to his death on the island, Hasenborsch kept a diary.

To see the world through images is to place in front of our eyes the filter of memory and in some way to privilege the archive, not the reality it reflects as the space of experience. In this light, the images within 'An Authentic Relation' are a reflection of a memory. We do get access, through the pages, to an impenetrable world composed by different fragments from the same story, unified by photography and text but separated by history and time.


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An Authentic Relation (signed)

by Marianne Bjørnmyr


Photographs: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Text: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Publisher: self-published

96 pages

Year: 2016

Price: 42

Comments: Softcover, 22 x 18cm, Edition of 500

'An Authentic Relation' presents photographs from a journey the artist made to Ascension Island accompanied by Leendert Hasenbosch’s original diary. It is a constellation of documents and images culminating in an overall feeling of distance and displacement, questioning our ideas about history, not as fortified facts, but as possible fiction.

Sent to the shores of Ascension Island in 1725 as punishment for sodomy, it was six months before Hasenbosch tasted his last bit of turtle’s blood. During this six month prelude to his death on the island, Hasenborsch kept a diary.

To see the world through images is to place in front of our eyes the filter of memory and in some way to privilege the archive, not the reality it reflects as the space of experience. In this light, the images within 'An Authentic Relation' are a reflection of a memory. We do get access, through the pages, to an impenetrable world composed by different fragments from the same story, unified by photography and text but separated by history and time.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

An Authentic Relation (signed)

by Marianne Bjørnmyr


Photographs: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Text: Marianne Bjørnmyr

Publisher: self-published

96 pages

Year: 2016

Price: 42

Comments: Softcover, 22 x 18cm, Edition of 500

'An Authentic Relation' presents photographs from a journey the artist made to Ascension Island accompanied by Leendert Hasenbosch’s original diary. It is a constellation of documents and images culminating in an overall feeling of distance and displacement, questioning our ideas about history, not as fortified facts, but as possible fiction.

Sent to the shores of Ascension Island in 1725 as punishment for sodomy, it was six months before Hasenbosch tasted his last bit of turtle’s blood. During this six month prelude to his death on the island, Hasenborsch kept a diary.

To see the world through images is to place in front of our eyes the filter of memory and in some way to privilege the archive, not the reality it reflects as the space of experience. In this light, the images within 'An Authentic Relation' are a reflection of a memory. We do get access, through the pages, to an impenetrable world composed by different fragments from the same story, unified by photography and text but separated by history and time.


more books tagged »island« | >> see all

more books tagged »Norwegian« | >> see all

more books tagged »landscape« | >> see all

more books tagged »nature« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com