CHINESE BONDAGE IN PERU. voll. I/II/III

Chinese Bondage in Peru is a set of three small artists’ books by Wintergarten Ltd, an art collective from Los Angeles. It features a collection of found photographs, printed matter and accompanying text revolving around the vague fictitious narrative of a North American journalist’s travels between the the continents of Latin America and Asia, and its title is taken from an academic publication about the exploitation of Chinese migrant laborers in Peruvian guano pits by 19th century colonists. Like a documentary turned upside down, the more you flip through the pages of the books, the more any narrative or logic reference is progressively lost, as if the goal was exactly to subvert the illusionary self-evidence of the title and of the semantics of the texts, where although every word is clear, their common meaning remains elusive.

Text: Steck Ed. pp. 108; BW ills.; Publisher: Wintergarten Ltd, 2012.

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Chinese Bondage in Peru is a set of three small artists’ books by Wintergarten Ltd, an art collective from Los Angeles. It features a collection of found photographs, printed matter and accompanying text revolving around the vague fictitious narrative of a North American journalist’s travels between the the continents of Latin America and Asia, and its title is taken from an academic publication about the exploitation of Chinese migrant laborers in Peruvian guano pits by 19th century colonists. Like a documentary turned upside down, the more you flip through the pages of the books, the more any narrative or logic reference is progressively lost, as if the goal was exactly to subvert the illusionary self-evidence of the title and of the semantics of the texts, where although every word is clear, their common meaning remains elusive.

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