Terrain Vague, Persistent Images

Terrain Vague, Persistent Images gathers works by Céline Condorelli and Uriel Orlow in a multi-voice artist book conceived with and designed by Sophie Demay and Lola Halifa-Legrand. It explores blind spots, unexpected epilogues and disappearances in the grand narratives of history; starting from Alexandria and the Suez canal in twentieth century Egypt.
Composed of four stories, the book engages with the constitutive movements affecting time and space: movements of people and goods, the flow of capital, political movements, removal of statues (and regimes) and migrating species. The last chapter assembles interviews by Bassam El Baroni, Marianne Hultman, Jean-Marie Straub, and a text by Gilane Tawadros, with an index of the project as a whole.

This small edition can be found at X Marks the Bökship, London.

Terrain Vague, Persistent Images on Vimeo.

Terrain Vague, Persistent Images has been published on the occasion of two exhibitions: ACAF, Alexandria, 8 Dec–12 Jan 2012, and Oslo Kunstforening, Norway, 15 Mar –15 Apr 2012 with the support of Pro Helvetia, Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF) & Oslo Kunstforening

Designed by Sophie Demay & Lola Halifa-Legrand. Typeset in Century Gothic, Fournier & Nassim, arabic typesetting & print coordination by Engy Aly. Translated by Nabil Shawkat. Printed by Screen Technology, Dokki, Egypt.