Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Seas
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.
Photography: Mario Todeschini