‘Oscurana’

A book by Antoine d’Agata, published by Void.

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‘Oscurana’ presents a body of work that results from the various trips that Antoine d'Agata has made during more than thirty years in American countries: Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, Salvador, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Haiti, Puerto Rico, United States, Cuba, and Mexico.

The images are notable for its immediate, almost brutal vision of the societies taken by the brutal spiral of violence. Through the degeneration and paroxysm of the flesh, the photographer tries to reveal fragments of a society that escape the usual analysis and visualization of the collective body. He exposes himself, sharpens his awareness of a world that absorbs and feeds, without any precaution or judgment.

 ‘Oscurana’ by Antoine d’Agata

‘Oscurana’ by Antoine d’Agata

The Project

Edited from a common selection of Antoine d’Agata’s images from Latin America, 7 different books share the same dimensions, title and artistic statement - a text called ‘Oscurana’. The project is done by different invited publishers, that were given the freedom to select the images, the design, the materials, printing and binding techniques.

The publishers:

Editions FIFV – Chile
Inframundo – Mexico
KWY – Peru
Le Dernier Cri – France
Sub, Editora – Argentina
Void – Brazil-Greece

‘Oscurana’ is a collaborative project developed amongst 6 publishers from different countries. Offering a reflection on the work of the Antoine d'Agata by several countries and publishers, in a dialogue that opens new perspectives in the ways of making photobooks.

 
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‘Oscurana’ by Void

For ‘Oscurana’ project, Void proposes a book to be autopsied. The reader will dig in the darkness within Antoine's oeuvre, being themselves, the legists of d'Agata's universe. An investigation from the intimacy, through the narcotic experiences until the darkness of the violence’s banality in America.

 © Antoine d’Agata – ‘Oscurana’

© Antoine d’Agata – ‘Oscurana’

These 7 books will be assembled in a special edition box that will be presented in Paris at PARIS PHOTO (08 – 11 NOV ‘18) and at POLYCOPIES (07 – 10 NOV ‘18). In Madrid at LA FÁBRICA (17 NOV ‘18).

Void’s edition can also be purchased from our online store.

 

17,4 x 23 cm
120 Pages
500 copies [400 copies + 100 copies sold in an special box for the Oscurana Project]
Softcover
Portuguese text

ISBN 978-618-83825-7-2


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Antoine d’Agata is also featured in ‘Hunger 1’ and ‘Cidade de Pedra’.