Spelling Dystopia

Spelling Dystopia
Author: Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
Publisher: Christoph Keller Editions
Language: English / Japanese
Pages: 136
Size: 21 x 28,5 cm
Weight: 552 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-03764-275-7
Availability: In stock
Price: €29.00
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The publication shows the process of developing and realizing the film installation "Spelling Dystopia," about the Japanese island Hashima, once the most densely populated place on earth, a coal mine until 1974, and a symbol today of a ruthless exploitation of resources. Nowadays the abandoned island is better known as a ghost island through mangas, video games, and movies. "Spelling Dystopia" asks how memory operates, how a site wears its history, both physically and metaphorically, and visualizes the shift in collective memory.
The book contains sketches, research material, production stills, series of photographic images, and a manga realized in collaboration with Kasuga Tsubaki, a Japanese manga artist.