In stock: Yes
Artist / Author name: Marianne Bjornmyr
Date of publication: August 2016
Place of publication: Norway
Dimensions: 220x180 mm
Edition size: 500
Cover/binding Type: Soft cover with screen print. Embossing/spot varnish on spine.
The book 'An Authentic Relation' is based on a diary found on the barren and desolate South-Atlantic island of Ascension in 1726. The diary was found to belong to the solider Leenert Hasenbosch, who one year earlier was left as a prisoner on the island as a punishment for sodomy. The diary contains detailed descriptions from the first day of his arrival until the last day of his life, six months later. The book was brought to England and has since been published in several versions; the story has through time been fabricated and twisted several times.
The book presents photographs from a journey undertaken by the artist to Ascension Island, accompanied with the original diary; a constellation of documentation, culminating in an overall feeling of distance and displacement, questioning our idea about history, not as fortified facts, but as possible fiction.
Type of printing: Offset
Number of pages: 96pp + 36pp text
Publisher: Self Published / Yona Editions