Human problems /Publication details: Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Veenman Publishers ; London, U.K. : Kate MacGarry, ©2006.Description: 15 pages, 51 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cmISBN:
- NB1108.U67 A4 2006
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Francis Upritchard (1976 New Zealand) lives and works in London These are the fragments Francis Upritchard has shored against her ruins. Thrift store pots have been remade as canopic urns, ancient Egyptian repositories for the organs of the dead. A gift from a relative, an unwanted wedding present or a memory of a day out, even the tackiest ornament once played a small symbolic function in someone's life. Now they have been detourned to reveal the underlying purpose of all that frantic personalising and decorating of domestic space, the fabrication of memories to set against death. We face the terror of annihilation armed only with nick-nacks, handicrafts and souvenirs. Novelist Hari Kunzru (The Impressionist, Transmission) has contributed an introductory text masquerading as the notebook of one John Henry Deans, a would-be anthropologist who is slowly losing his mind.