Requiem – special edition
Goran Bertok – Requiem Special edition
Special version of the book with a 17.8 x 24.8cm C-type print in a special rusty metal box. Every box is unique.
Dimensions: 19 x 25.5 metal box
First Edition of 30 books
Price: 260 EUR
“Old age, disease, death and facing death bodies are somehow placed on the edge of the contemporary society, which rather uses various channels to emphasise the imperative of health, youth and strength. Bertok approaches death from the perspective of life: he is intrigued by its mythology reflecting through history the notion of the so-called dignified death, he is fascinated by the psychological effects of the omnipresent fear of death and by the organic remnants of the once alive bodily system. He never idealizes death, as it always stands for fear, pain, agony and pain, he rather sees it as a consequence of life.” text by Miha Colner
About the photographer:
There are not many artists in the world that are so consistent in investigating the unpleasant topic of death as Goran Bertok.
1963 – Born in Koper, Slovenija
1989 – graduated in Journalism at the Faculty of Sociology, Political Sciences and Journalism in Ljubljana
“I do not consume photographs, I rarely flick through journals on the topic, I do not collect photo monographs. I only venture to the darkroom rarely and do so with effort, sometimes even resistance. Since I am not in love with photography, I sometimes simply feel as if I am using and abusing it in order to get to that which attracts and touches me. In order to enter spaces and situations which I could not otherwise. It enables me to be there, not solely prying about. At the same time – if I want it to be really good – it does not allow me any distance, a voyeuristic position. But this only means that it allows me greater sincerity …” excerpt from Goran Bertok – Against photography (2006)