Holy Blind Series

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Holy Land, 2014, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper, 100 x 70 cm, ed. 1/5.
Notes
Photograph: The Dead Sea. II, Holy Land, (i.e. West Bank), photochrom, photographer unknown, 1890-1900, Library of Congress Collection USA.
Text: Excerpt from James Joyce’s Ulysses, referring to The Holy Land.

A cloud began to cover the sun wholly slowly wholly. Grey. Far.
No, not like that. A barren land, bare waste. Vulcanic lake, the dead sea: no fish, weedless, sunk deep in the earth. No wind would lift those waves, grey metal, poisonous foggy waters. Brimstone they called it raining down: the cities of the plain: Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom. All dead names. A dead sea in a dead land, grey and old. Old now. It bore the oldest, the first race. A bent hag crossed from Cassidy’s clutching a noggin bottle by the neck. The oldest people. Wandered far away over all the earth, captivity to captivity, multiplying, dying, being born everywhere. It lay there now. Now it could bear no more. Dead: an old woman’s: the grey sunken cunt of the world.

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The End, 2014, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper, 100 x 70 cm, ed. 1/5.
Notes
Photograph: Killary Bay, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, from Foreign Section collection, photochrom, photographer unknown, 1890-1900, Library of Congress Collection USA.
Text: Excerpt from Samuel Beckett’s short prose“The End”, “La Fin”, written in 1946.
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Palestine, 2014, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper, 100 x 70 cm, ed. 1/5.
Notes
Photograph: The River Jordan [Palestine], from Views of the Holy Land, photochrom, photographer unknown, 1890-1900, Library of Congress Collection USA. Icon: Red ghost from Pac-Man video game. Character: Shadow, nickname: Blinky.