The Colony


Author: Dinh Q. Le, Frank Uekötter, and James Lingwood

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Ikon Gallery Ltd

Published: 2016

ISBN-13: 9781911155003

ISBN-10: 1911155008


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Dinh Q. Le’s ‘The colony’ is a major new video installation comprising of three parts and featuring newly filmed footage of a cluster of islands off the west coast of Peru: the home of huge colonies of sea birds, and the source of vast guano harvesting in the mid-19th century that made possession of the islands hotly contested between America, Spain and Peru – and the scene of much human suffering and exploitation. Le’s installation conveys a drama of absurdity, suffering and greed played out on an almost unimaginably desolate setting.

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Weight1 g
Dimensions29 × 231 × .5 cm