Nico Joana Weber - Tropic Telecom

Publisher Grass Publishers

ISBN 9783946848110

Idea Code 20534

This book documents a video installation created especially for the Bonn Art Prize by Nico Joana Weber, wherein she investigates traces of the history of colonialism and migration and their impact on urban development. As with her other works, the close ties between different architectures and tropical nature play a pivotal role in ‘Tropic Telecom’, which describes an albino alligator’s journey through Paris, starting from the basin of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. The digital animations of this exotic and primeval reptile form an associative structure of references in the postcolonial reality of the French capital, but at the same time highlight the infiltration of the tropical into urban contexts.

196 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, German/English


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