Juan Orrantia

Photographer
   
There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Juan Orrantia makes photographic works that involve subjective approaches to the postcolonial condition and experiments with the representational function of the image. For this he explores different modes of photographically interacting with... read on
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There was heat that smelled of bread and dead fish
Credits: juan orrantia
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - 12/31/69
Updated: 12/10/18
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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)

Initial handmade book in an edition of 5. (Total of 15)

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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