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language in the darkness of the world through inverse images*

Flipping through her personal archive, Dominique Hurth investigates in language in the darkness of the world through inverse images  historical events and their medial representation, their imprint in the eyes and the voice, and their inherent presence in one’s personal memory.

The subjective voice of the editor accompanies a capture of images and their captions, an iconographical data base for a dreambook of history, where the sound of a piano meets Edison, France Gall, Orwell or Pavlov. This same sound resonates in the syntax of the book that operates through its physical manifestation and the multiple directions of the reading itself, oscillating between visual and textual vocabularies. Underlined by the texture and materiality of the images, the missing comma becomes marker for Hurth’s non-linear thread of narration.

Printed on Risograph, softcover and dustjacket on Offset