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Mario Pfeifer developed his latest project, Approximation in the digital age for a humanity condemned to disappear, in Puerto Williams, the southernmost settlement in the world on the Chilean archipelagos of Patagonia bordering Argentina. The publication, designed by Markus Weisbeck equally as an artist’s book and research compendium, engages—through essays, annotated texts, and a conversation between Thomas Seelig and Mario Pfeifer—discourses of cultural production from an anthropological-artistic approach about indigenous representation, territorial politics in the postcolonial age, and the traces of German missionary and anthropologist Martin Gusinde in Chile and beyond. Included is Hugo Palmarola’s essay, “Folding Culture,” the first in-depth investigation published on the Yagán—a jeep built in cooperation with Citroën in the 1970s—as a socioeconomic and political symbol of Chile’s turbulent coup d’état and relationship to its indigenous population in the far south.
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Copublished with Circa Projects Newcastle, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Goethe-Institut, KOW, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes – Museo Sin Muros, Santiago de Chile
Dimensions: 19.7 x 30.5 cm
Edited by Mario Pfeifer, Thomas Seelig
Contributions by Hugo Palmarola, Mario Pfeifer, Thomas Seelig
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