As We Used to Flow – Museum Edition

Nadim Samman & Julian Charrière

19.00 

Vorrätig (kann nachbestellt werden)

  • K. Verlag
  • 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-947858-00-2
  • 152 pages
  • Softcover
  • 18 × 11 × 1 cm

Straddling the genres of travelogue and critical essay, As We Used to Float explores Bikini Atoll as a space of fantasy and trauma. Situated in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, between 1946 and 1958 its ‘paradise’ islands were subjected to twenty-three of the most powerful explosions in history—during Operation Crossroads, the U.S. nuclear testing program. Since then, their fate has been largely ignored. While toggling between a personal account of a sea journey, above and below water, and a critical investigation of postcolonial geography, As We Used to Float develops broader reflections on place and subjectivity. These spring from a series of narrative immersions, variously, taking on the psychological and aesthetic parameters of ultra-deep scuba diving, the abject poetics of sea craft, and the stakes of subaquatic image-making. Through its vivid account of concrete bunkers on white sand beaches, the decaying „Ghost Fleet“ of World War II battleships, irradiated coconuts, and more, As We Used to Float is a sea-story for our times.

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