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False Witness - Banu Cennetoğlu

False Witness.
First edition. 8vo. [76pp]. Full-bleed colour images throughout. Black boards with gold titles. Amsterdam: Idea Books, 2003.
A new, fine copy.

Banu Cennetoğlu uses photography, installation, and printed matter to explore the classification, appropriation and distribution of data and knowledge. Her artist book False Witness opens with a list of phrases compiled from a database at the Registration Centre for Asylum Seekers in Ter Apel, Netherlands. The publication includes photography shot by Cennetoğlu over a period of five years in France and Ecuador as well as interior views of the asylum centre in Ter Apel, to which the opening text relates. False Witness as a book object is intended as an exhibition space in its own right, using the space of the book as a 'corridor' echoing the journey of the asylum seeker inside the architecture of the registration centre.

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