Danielle Mericle - The Dark Wood

Publisher Perimeter Editions

ISBN 9781922545022

Idea Code 21589

Danielle Mericle’s 'The Dark Wood' explores broad questions of history and our collective ability to document and learn from the past. Through intertwined images of abandoned Greco-Roman casts, an ancient Sequoia forest and the artist’s own texts, Mericle invites us to consider history as a fluid process rather than a static truth. The once highly valued casts – which appear in the book as original and archival photographs – were rejected as worthless copies during the early part of the 20th century, under the belief that they lacked the artistry and aura of the originals, despite the fact that many of the 'originals' were in fact Roman copies of Greek artefacts.

88 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English


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