Elsa Werth

A Land

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€75.00

Description

Signed and numbered copy

A Land is the product of a collage, a list of all the common nouns starting with letter A, in alphabetical order, to which the term "land" has been added systematically.

Abackland
Abaftland
Abandonland
Abandonmentland
Abaseland
Abasementland
Abateland
...

Built on the same structure as the names of real countries, such as Switzerland, Groenland, Holland, Poland, these fictional terms nevertheless make sense. They display different metaphorical ranges that evoke in turns: freedom, oppression, absurdity, banality, abstraction, exoticism. Balancing between promises and fear, these words echo current events and interrogate the meaning of our relation to territory.

99 x 69 cm sheet
Printed on 70g white offset paper then folded as a road map

Limited edition of 60 copies and 15 artist's proofs
Produced and published in 2019 by mfc-michèle didier
©2019 Elsa Werth and mfc-michèle didier