With contributions by Hugo Palmarola, Thomas Seelig and Mario Pfeifer.
Co-published with Museo Nacional de Belles Artes, Museo Sin Muros, Goethe-Institut, Santiago de Chile, KOW Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Circa Projects, Newcastle, UK.
Design by Markus Weisbeck
August 2015, English/Spanish
19.7 x 30.5 cm, 180 pages, 31 b/w and 67 color ill., softcover
Approximation in the digital age for a humanity condemned to disappear is Mario Pfeifer’s latest project, which he developed in Puerto Williams, the southernmost settlement in the world located on the southern archipelagos of Patagonia on Chile’s territory bordering Argentina. The publication documents his multiple-screen video installation and production process as well as his researches in archives of the Martin Gusinde estate at Anthropos Institut Sankt Augustin and in the ethnomusicology department of Berlin-Dahlem’s Museum of Ethnography. Designed equally as an artist’s book and critical reader by Markus Weisbeck, the publication engages through essays and conversations on discourses of cultural production from an anthropological-artistic approach toward complex issues of indigenous representation, territorial politics in the postcolonial age, and the remains of German missionary and anthropologist Martin Gusinde in Terra del Fuego and beyond. A special edition LP will be released with the bilingual publication on the occasion of Pfeifer’s first institutional solo exhibition in Latin America and further presentations in Europe in 2015.
Book Launch September 22, 2015 at 7 pm, Goethe-Institut, New York.