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A Sudden Drop / Eight and a Half Days by Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

  • Title: A Sudden Drop / Eight and a Half Days
  • Artist: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
  • Additional Contributor: Essay by Stian Gabrielsen
  • Designer: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
  • Editor: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
  • Imprint: Multinational Enterprises
  • Printer: RK Grafisk, Oslo, Norway
  • Publication date and place: April 2015 / Oslo, Norway
  • Edition: 500 / 600
  • Format, binding: Softcover, perfect bound / Softcover, saddle stiched
  • Size: 21,1 x 29 x 1,6 cm / 19,5 x 27 cm
  • Number of pages and images: 192 pages, 743 photographic illustrations / 16 pages, 8 photographic illustrations
  • Type of printing and paper: Offset printing / 300g Amber Grafic, 130g Munken Lynx and 150g Munken Print White
  • Retail price: €25
Book description: "A Sudden Drop features photographs of clothing found on streets in a central part of Oslo. The book is part of a larger body of work that includes cartographical material, sculptures and installations. The theme of these works – consumer consumption and decay in a specific geographical area – takes on a somewhat abstract and scientific tone. Jóhannsson’s photographic method follows up ideas he has explored in earlier publications: instrumentality is juxtaposed with temporality yet also infused with consumer aesthetics and technical misunderstandings. The booklet Eight and a Half Days, which documents what happens to the articles of clothing pictured in A Sudden Drop, is in some respects like a redundant insert; it can also be understood as a completing coda to the photographic book or as an independent work. The books also come as a Collector’s Edition, wrapped in found underwear. Limited edition of 30 copies with an original color ink-jet print enclosed in an acid-free, cellulose archival folder, housed in a Hahnemühle archival box. Signed and dated."
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