CAMILLE HENROT - PREHISTORIC COLLECTIONS
isbn 9782917217733 MANUELLA EDITIONS
Idea Code 16022 $47.50
Based around an out-of-print anthology devoted to prehistoric collections unearthed by archaeological expeditions in Algeria, French artist Camille Henrot’s latest project treats this ethnographic material as motifs of a contemporary grotesque. The scientific document – photographs, diagrams, and captions – becomes part of a layered array incorporating traces of our present age: humans, animals, plants, minerals, and other objects. Freely mixing the pre- and post-historic, archaic and actual, Henrot constructs an exploration of human bodies, information media, and meaning using dated pornography, technological refuse, tools and instruments, signs, and more.
144 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English