This book offers a critique on how ancient Egyptian mummies are often portrayed in photographs as archaeological artefacts, not as human remains. It comprises a selection of archival photographs exemplifying this kind of portrayal together with monologues written from the perspective of the depicted mummies. To reject the duplication of their undignified representation in the collected photographs, I cover their unwrapped remains first under linen, then I re-bury them in sand. In the monologues, I imagine their voices commenting on their treatment as objects of scientific study, being unwrapped, catalogued, photographed, and displayed. In doing so, they get to hold and return the archaeological gaze arrested on them for so long.
SPECIFICATIONS 12 x 18 cm, 64 pages
Special limited edition of 50, signed, and numbered First 21 books include a limited edition 10 x 15 cm print of choice Hand-sewn and swiss bound then wrapped by hand in gauze Includes: 22 photographs, 6 monologues, 5 archival images Self-published in January 2020
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