Jon CAZENAVE (photos, design), Eloi GIMENO (Book Design)

Ama Lur

Slipcased pb. (no dust jacket, as issued),
19 x 25,5 x 1,5 cm., 64 pp., no text, Ltd. to 500 copies.
Caixa 2015.
ISBN 9788461737147

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"This debut book by spanish artist CAZENAVE is the result of his (...) long-term research project called Galerna.
This work phocuses on the idiosyncrasy and aesthetics of the Basque Country with an anthropological perspective, using the cultural sign and symbol in close relation to the contemporary creation." (© Jon CAZENAVE)

"'Ama Lur' is the closing chapter of Galerna, an investigation project that Jon CAZENAVE embarked on 8 years ago. 
In the course of these years, the artist has compiled a visual repertoire of the Basque people’s idiosyncrasy and aesthetics, in an attempt to unravel his homeland’s political intricacy from an anthropological perspective.
Harking back to the Late Stone Age, CAZENAVE focuses his inquiry on the symbolic and ritualistic world of cave paintings on both sides of the Pyrenean watershed, reinterpreting the traces left behind by the human beings who inhabited that environment.

Photo book 'Ama Lur' thus challenges the notion of the border and reveals a territory loaded with history and magic. Delving into the Earth’s deepest recesses, CAZENAVE connects us with a universe that appeals to humankind’s ancestral spirit and to our balance with nature, a belief system that still guides us to this day." (publisher's note, © Dalpine, 2015)

About the photographer, Jon CAZENAVE (b. 1978, San Sebastian):
CAZENAVE receives his B.A. in Economic Sciences from the University of Deusto in 2001 and, after working for 5 years in the finance world, he decides to move to Barcelona to study photography (2006).

He began deepening in documentary photography as a mean to capture and register the contemporary world and decided to complete his studies with Pep Bonet, Christopher ANDERSON and Paolo PELLEGRIN, after having been selected to participate in the first MAGNUM Workshop taking place in Oslo.

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"Dieses Buch, 'Ama Lur', kommt ganz ohne Text aus: Jon CAZENAVE widmete sich in seinem gut acht Jahre dauernden Langzeit-Projekt 'Galerna' der ästhetischen Seite des Baskenlandes.
Halb dokumentarisch, halb künstlerisch vermischt er in der Natur über und unter der Erde gefundene Oberflächen Strukturen mit Gesteinsformationen und Wolkenbildern.

Passend zum Land, welches ihn geprägt hat, hat er seinen Titel auf dem Slipcase mit einem gefärbten Fingerabdruck 'signiert'.
Drucktechnisch entspricht das Buch höchstem Standard, die Töne sind satt; die offene Bindung ermöglicht das komplette Aufblättern der Doppelseiten." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)