Published as volume 18 in the series Recueil (d’images du monde oriental-occidental) / 55 photographs, 37 in colour, and 8 facsimiles of drawings, knotted thread stitching
As part of her long-term study “Memphis”, Basel-based artist Cécile Hummel presents a series of photo magazines and provides an insight into her constantly growing picture archive. In her current body of work, she focuses on the Mediterranean region, the evidences of history and the mutual cultural influences of Orient and Occident. During a studio residency in Cairo in 2012/2013 and various journeys and short stays in the Mediterranean region – Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Sicily, Lebanon – in the following years she created drawings and particularly photographs that document and reflect the mutual cultural impacts, especially in architecture, but also the changes caused by tourism. Materials from this research have now been published for the first time.
In order to reflect the character of an accumulative collection and to take into account the unfinished nature of an open archive, the publication appears as a continuous series of individual issues of the magazine “Recueil (d’images du monde oriental-occidental)”.
— Cairo Al Fostat
by Cécile Hummel
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||24.3 × 34.0 cm|