Hereafter by Federico Clavarino
A collection of works by Italian photographer Federico Clavarino.
Hereafter is based on the life story of Cravallino's grandparents. For over 30 years, John and Mary Phillips have worked together in Sudan, Libya, Oman, Jordan and Cyprus. During that time, the two witnessed the decline of the British Empire in which they had grown up and cultivated all the values. Federico Clavallino took letters, photographs, documents and memoirs from his grandparents and used them as guides for his filming in Oman, Jordan, Sudan and England. In order to imitate the process of unconscious, selective, and associative recollection, this work recomposes photographs taken by the artist himself, texts excerpted from conversations, and materials owned by his grandparents. It refers to the formation of collective memory. It is an attempt to dismantle the familial narratives ingrained in colonial discourse, and by trapping images of the past in a dialectical relationship with those of the present day, the empire is a ghostly entity, or inherited. It's also an attempt to show how they survive as symptoms.
First edition limited to 970 copies.
Artist: Federico Clavarino
Softcover, 240 x 305 mm
First edition of 970 copies
ISBN 978-88-94895 -21-6
¥5,700 + tax