Geopolitics and Contingencies on the Malvinas-Falklands Archipelago
Berlin-based Dutch artist Jasmijn Visser’s Conflict Atlas looks at history through the perspective of the Falklands Islands/Islas Malvinas, linking global events to local proceedings on the archipelago. Through a lively combination of writings, drawings, photos, maps and archival materials, Visser explores trade routes, colonial enterprises, patterns of migration, questions of identity, strategies in warfare and the role of the climate in social issues. In this fully illustrated oversized softcover publication, she conveys the field of tensions in the Malvinas-Falklands Archipelago by the multiplication and stratification of geographical sites, historical times and subjective views. Designed by Amsterdam-based strategic design studio Metahaven, Conflict Atlas opens up a new way of writing history, in which the nature of the history itself becomes visible: a chaotic sea of circumstances that, through the endless variation of contexts, has become so overwhelming that it dwarfs the human scale.
Softcover / 4 ½ x 6 ¾ in.
352 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $35.00
TAAK, THE NETHERLANDS