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
"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."