Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Nicolò Degiorgis, Oasis Hotel, Bolzano-Bozen: Rorhof, Italy, 2014, 1st ed. 500

At 36.5 feet in length, this is a massive piece of photographic documentation taken along the length of China's 500km Cross-Desert Highway, that was built in the 1990's to service the transportation of oil from the region. Degiorgis hitchhiked the road and documented all the various peoples and activities he encountered. By turns fascinating, as well as typical of the communities that border such highways, this book is a thorough piece of documentation portraying Chinese roadside culture and the activities that take place in these liminal spaces.

I have posted another of Degiorgis' accordions on this blog, see: La Laguna di Venezia. For further information about Degiorgis' work and activities see: http://www.nicolodegiorgis.com/resume/

Individual pages for this one-sided accordion are 6.25" (h) x 9.5" (w) and when fully extended 36' 5".

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