Chilean artist Fernando Prats (born 1967) creates interventions with smoke on the handwritten pages of a manuscript left by his grandfather, General Carlos Prats, who served until the 1973 Chilean coup d’état. This book contains more than 200 interventions and an extensive essay.
Published by Ediciones Polígrafa. Text by Paul Ardenne, Fernando Castro, Justo Pastor Mellado.
Fernando Prats' Gran Sur project was inspired by Ernest Shackleton's newspaper advert soliciting recruits for his fateful Antarctic expedition. Through a compendium of photographs and archival materials, Prats' installation, recorded in this volume, draws out the implications of the blackly humorous advert to resonate with larger experiences of migration and dangerous travel.