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Daniel Blaufuks

Attempting Exhaustion

Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2017

155x216x26 mm,
hard cover, 276 pages, with text in English, French an Portuguese
edition of 600 numbered copies

"Between 2009 and 2016, I photographed a table and a window in my kitchen in Lisbon. I was first attracted by its silence, later by how the objects received the light, and, finally, by their geometrical composition."

Attempting Exhaustion by Daniel Blaufuks is a meditative work on the conditions of photography and the experience of the folding of time. It is also a quotation of French writer Georges Perec's text entitled An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris (1975) on which Daniel Blaufuks wrote: "Between Friday the 18th and Sunday the 20th of October 1974, the writer Georges Perec sat daily in a café at Place Saint-Sulpice, in Paris, thoroughly documenting what he saw, charting brief details of buses and people, dogs, funeral processions, and all he ate and drank. These notes of that which is generally not taken note of, that which is not noticed, that which has no importance [...] are the material for the book An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, a work focused on the infra-ordinary with obvious links to contemporary photography."

This artist's book is based on the photographs posted on a regular pace by Daniel Blaufuks on his Instagram account used as a true diary. It includes a text written in English, French and Portuguese.

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