Alia Malley
Captains of the Dead Sea

Edition of 10

An ongoing project, Captains of the Dead Sea exists in various forms, including photographs, videos, and this artist’s book.

Newsprint features prominently in the project, as newspapers (along with television) were a major media through which we first experienced images from space. Front pages were routinely saved as artifacts, as proof that “this happened on this day.” The inadequacies of these artifacts-- fading or yellowing over time, with imperfections inherent to the industrial printing process and systems of mass physical distribution— is compelling, especially in a contemporary context in which imagery is ephemeral, disposable, and proves nothing.

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