Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seneca Ghosts.

Seneca Ghosts. By Danielle Mericle. A-Jump Books, 2008. 56 pp., illustrated throughout, 6x8,5". Edition of 500 copies. Images from here.

Book description:

"Danielle Mericle’s enigmatic new book of photographs takes as its subject an elusive herd of white deer that roams a deactivated cold war-era army depot in upstate New York.

Through a compelling mix of photographic empiricism and poetic stream-of-consciousness, this book becomes a reflection on our limited ability to access and engage the political past through personal experience.

'Seneca Ghosts', via its inability to fully articulate the white deer (thus its failure as a useful document), exudes instead the notion of linear history as mere illusion."

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