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Atlas of Anatomy

Artists’ book (2013)
Danish / English text
Hardcover, 80 pages, 30.5×23.5 cm
Book design: Anni’s
Text in collaboration with Mette Moestrup
Published by Revolver Publishing
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Atlas of Anatomy is an abstract interpretation of the historical anatomical reference book. The book contains 15 photographs of body parts belonging to people of different ages (5 – 87 years), and 133 footnotes all of which, concretely or metaphorically, describe a body part. The text fragments are collected from medical, literary, philosophical and pedagogical sources: a line from a children’s song, a description of a burial ritual and the treatment of a burn. The photographs are narrowly cropped, so the body parts almost appear abstract. Like maps. The book borrows its format and typography from historical anatomical reference books. Atlas of Anatomy is a journey through a collective body composed of many bodies and voices.

The book is produced alongside the public commission Atlas of Anatomy. It is available at the following locations:

Denmark:
Arnold Busck, Stroeget, Copenhagen
Kunsthal Charlottenborg / Motto, Copenhagen
Den Frie – Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen
Sweden:
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
USA:
Printed Matter, New York