Elisabeth Tonnard
In this Dark Wood

This book is a modern gothic. It pairs images of people walking alone in nighttime city streets with 90 different English translations collected of the first lines of Dante’s ‘Inferno’. The images, showing a crowd of solitary figures, are selected from an extraordinary archive of street vendor photography. The book is set up in a repetitious way, to stress a sense of similarity, endlessness and interchangeability. The images are re-expressions of each other, and so are the texts.

Self published
6×9 inches, 196 pp, black and white digital print, perfect-bound, 2008
Open edition
50 euro

More info: http://www.elisabethtonnard.com

Elisabeth Tonnard is a poet and visual artist from The Netherlands. She works in the fields of artists’ books, photography, visual poetics and literature. Since 2003 she has published twenty books, which are included in numerous public and private collections. She holds an MA in Literature from the Radboud University in The Netherlands and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. She exhibits internationally and is a member of ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.

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