Itinéraires et détours d'un monument migrant
Wege und Umwege eines migrierenden Monuments
Publication, 96 pages, offset print, colour, 120 x 180 mm, 2017
Text: French, German and English
In Itineraries and Detours of a Migrating Monument I investigate the complex circumstances under which a currently deserted Monument in Sedan, France was originally erected by German soldiers in 1915. The book is not a historical study as such but a documentary essay, a geographic and iconographic drift. The work is composed of non-linear narratives, combining multi-language texts, photographs, poetics, and diagrams, describing the path of an unexpected route from the ruins of the concrete monolith to the city of Berlin, including visits to iconic monuments, post-war rational buildings, mineral attractions and suburban gardens.
The publication was developed as part of my master's project for the postgraduate program Art in Context at the Universität der Künste Berlin and published in 2017 by AKV Berlin, in cooperation with FRAC Champagne-Ardenne. Graphic design and cover photo by Oficina de disseny.