Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited with text by Maurin Dietrich. Text by Ilit Azoulay, Noam Gal, Quentin Meillassoux, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Here, Israeli photographer Ilit Azoulay (born 1972), known for panoramic photomontages, collects stories from those in charge of museum collections. Her “archive pages”—numerous high-resolution shots of objects mentioned in these stories, stitched together in Photoshop—are collected here alongside essays.
Published by Spector Books. Edited by Adela Yawitz.
Ilit Azoulay moved into a studio at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin in June 2013 and used her five-month residency to develop her interest in the archaeology of cities. During her travels throughout Germany, she collected and photographed objects and architectural fragments in towns and cities from Berlin to Bamberg, as well as in the KW building itself. In the process she developed narratives about her finds based on correspondence with squatters, botanists, and taxidermists. For her exhibition Shifting Degrees of Certainty at KW, Azoulay presented ninety-three photographed objects in a site-specific installation, combined with an audio guide. This publication accompanies the exhibition and examines the project’s archival character. It contains images of the work on view, along with all the texts from the installation’s audio guide.