Elisabeth Tonnard

Oceanus

This is a pocket book, good for bringing along on a sea journey. This imagetext tries to evoke the feeling of a bewildered traveling. The words are awkwardly placed, and clearly out of their element. Still they continue on, going somewhere. The goddess whispers. The sea of the book is composed of two photographs I found in a family album lost in an archive. Here again, as in Two of us, the number two breaks off into the infinite. The text cuts through Samuel Butler’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey.

B&W perfect bound paperback, 106 pages. Rochester, NY 2007.

Priced at 35 euro, plus shipping. Order through webshop.  Order through email.

See more images or view the interior of the book online here.

The book received an honorable mention in the Photography Book Now competition of 2011.

The book is included in the collections of Bibliothèque Kandinsky (Centre Pompidou), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Columbia University, International Center of Photography Library (New York), John M. Flaxman Library at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago (Joan Flasch collection), Kunst- und museumsbibliothek Köln (Museum Ludwig), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Nederlands Fotomuseum, Tate Library and Archive, The New York Public Library, and the UWE (Bower Ashton) Library.

Written by tonnard

March 17, 2008 at 9:05 pm

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