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RA 2.797 (Restricted Access)
De Middel, Cristina, 1975-
A book of photographs, illustrations, and reproduced ephemera that retrospectively document the 1964 Zambian space program. Shortly after Zambia gained independence, a schoolteacher named Edward Makuka led an ambitious project to put the first African on the moon; however, due to the optimistic nature of the project and one of the astronauts becoming pregnant, the mission never received funding or came to fruition. The artist translates actual events into surreal, fictional documentation in a series of photographs and drawings, which are supplemented by facsimile copies of real letters, newspaper clippings, and pictures, all of it as a way to preserve and reflect upon Makuka's dream.
Universidad de Cádiz
This Book Is True
88 p. : ill. ; 24 x 18 cm.
Folded BooksSide stitching
Artists' books--SpainAstronauts--Zambia--Pictorial worksAstronautics--Zambia--Pictorial worksSpace race--Zambia--Pictorial worksPhotography, ArtisticZambia--Pictorial worksDe Middel, Cristina, 1975---Exhibitions
artists' books (books)
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The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.