BOUVETøYA, A CULTURAL HISTORY

Bouvetøya, A Cultural History
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BOUVETøYA, A CULTURAL HISTORY



Written by Aisha Nozari
Photos and illustrations by Copyright Freddy Dewe Mathews (designed by Jasmine Raznahan (ARPA) and Xavier Poultney)
09 Tuesday 09th July 2013

How about taking a trip to the most remote island in the world? Not literally, of course, because I’m talking about Bouvet Island. The island has no ports or harbors so unless you own a helicopter (or a similarly casual form of transport) it’s just not going to happen. Don’t panic though - London based artist Freddy Dewe Mathews has provided us with the next best thing. Mathews invested the past few years into creating ‘Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass.’

His stunning book is set to explore the mysteries surrounding the island and it’s culture, documenting a place void of presence. The work is a combination of both fiction and historical expeditions and seeks to offer an insightful glimpse of the small Norwegian Island’s geography and history. The book is being launched at the Courtald Gallery this Saturday, and is also available online.

 

 

Images Copyright Freddy Dewe Mathews  (designed by Jasmine Raznahan (ARPA) and Xavier Poultney)

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