Juan Orrantia

Photographer
   
There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Juan Orrantia's photographic practice uses color, appropriation, mixed media and the photobook as forms to interrogate historical narratives and experiences of looking and being seen. His book Like Stains of Red Dirt was awarded the Fiebre... MORE
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There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish
Copyright Juan Orrantia 2023
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Dec 2018
Topics books
There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish is conceived as a journey through the passing of time under the shadows of colonialism, war and utopia in Mozambique. In the form of a semi fictional diary a narrator remembers encounters, moments, events and their aftermaths as subtle and even imaginary presences that do not seem to fit properly in the idea of current-day, tangible reality.

(21 x 15 cms, 102 pgs, 42 b/w images, bound in ochre thread)

Handmade book in an edition of 5

Printed on Innova paper and 120 gsm Malmero paper.

Printing and bookbinding by Helene van Aswegen, The BookWorshop.

Design Juan Orrantia and Helene van Aswegen.

2018
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