The Whale's Eyelash: A Play in Five Acts The Whale's Eyelash: A Play in Five Acts

Timothy Prus

The Whale's Eyelash: A Play in Five Acts

Archive of Modern Conflict, London — 2014
SFr. 78.00
Pages: 192
Edition: open
Dimensions: 19 x 24.7 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9570490-3-1

The great technological leap forward that took place in the 19th century in optical lens systems such as the microscope meant that by the latter half of the century the exploration of the microcosm was a common pursuit amongst the scientifically minded. Individuals often became interested in a particular area or theme and were able to add significantly to the existing body of knowledge in their subject. More than this, another universe and another dimension were opened up in which to dream and travel.

In The Whale’s Eyelash, Timothy Prus has edited together some of these historical explorations and recast them as a play – a play that unfolds through a series of 19th century microscope slides. Each slide contains a specific dramatic moment, and together they tell a story about what happens between the appearance of humankind and its passing away.

• Selected as one of the Photo-Eye Best Photobooks of 2014
• Chosen by Teun van der Heijden and Azu Nwagbogu as a defining Photobook of 2014 for Vogue Italia
• Shortlisted for Les Rencontres d"Arles Author Book Award 2015

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