Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Seas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Seas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Seas

Book Work
2013

This artist book takes early translations of Jules Verne’s Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1870) as a starting point and treats the process of translation as one of personal interpretation. Each book is a series of textual and visual interventions into Jules Verne’s classic tale of underwater travel in a fantastical submarine. The book has been rewritten to embed Art Nouveau forms into the narrative. At the same time, colonial attitudes in the novel are drawn out.

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Photography: Mario Todeschini