Publisher Note english

"Nobody knows, when it was made and why" takes a fresh look at Aby Warburg’s prominent Mnemosyne Atlas. Reflecting on the fact that research, be it art or science based, is a historical and anthropological procedure that is closely related to colonialism, the film and the two essays rethink how Warburg creates a relational and trans-cultural methodology. Inhuman and animating forces of images, things, animals, people, minerals, amulets and dices, solar and lunar eclipses, intestines, magic stones and starry heavens stemming from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Jordan suggest exploring Mnemosyne Atlas outside of European cultural history and the imagination of itself.

Artists’ Book

Nobody knows, when it was made and why

by Elke Marhöfer

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2015
Artist: Elke Marhöfer
ISBN-13: 9783943620375
Subform Photobook
Topics Iran, Syria
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 17.0 × 24.0 cm
Pages 48