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Lewis Chaplin - the Tristans, Part 2.1

7 GBP 3.50 GBP
Full Colour Booklet - 21.5 x 16 cm
36 Pages on 120gsm uncoated paper
Digitally printed
Saddle-Stitched
1st Edition of 200, July 2012
lewischaplin.com


"The absurdity of reality is lost on large land masses, but here on the islands, it is writ large. An island offers a stage: everything that happens on it is practically forced to turn into a story, into a chamber piece in the middle of nowhere, into the stuff of literature. What is unique about these tales is that fact and fiction can no longer be separated: fact is fictionalized and fiction is turned to fact."
- Judith Schalandsky, Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands

the Tristans is an ongoing, multi-faceted project involving direct discussion and collaboration with the people of Tristan Da Cunha - the most remote inhabited place in the world. Tristan Da Cunha is an active volcanic island no bigger than Manhattan, located in the middle of the Pacific ocean, a 14-day boat voyage away. The Tristans are British, using the pound sterling and the charming postcode of TDCU 1ZZ for the whole island - there are 250 of them, and seven surnames. Tristan Da Cunha now stands on the frontline in the battle against cultural hybridization and postmodernism, as they cling to the post-colonial remnant that is their island.



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