´Beloved Future´ will be the first book published by Nómada Ediciones, a publisher focused on artists books about places. This first book made by colombian artist Natalia Castañeda Arbelaez presents an autobiographical fiction of a summer in New York.
This book contains a visual narrative of cinematic atmosphere. Photographs of the waste and treasures of the city that became the scenario of a fiction, the place where an illusion towards New York is projected together to a loving longing. This book of photographs intervened with paint recreates a new futuristic iconography, as an evidence of a symbolic search.
The structure of the book provides a spatial and temporal reading of correspondences, in which the reader can come and go through their images, arranging meetings that end up complementing them.
Natalia Castañeda Arbelaez author of this book, is looking through her work to expand the limits of painting and drawing to other media, in order to immerse the viewer in unexpected encounters with the landscape. Images from the book “Beloved Future” were taken during her stay in NY in the summer of 2012. This journey was inspired by the lyrics of a salsa song by Gran Combo de Puerto Rico: “Si te quieres divertir, con encanto con primor, solo tienes que vivir un verano en Nueva York” (“If you want to have fun, with charm and love, you just have to live a summer in New York”). The search for the cliché, the idea of a summer in New York, will have an inadvertently outcome in the form of a cold image of disappointment, which through a futuristic appearance reconstructs a new personal imagery over the place.
More information about the artist: http://territorioscomunes.com/
More information about the publisher:
Blog de investigación: www.nomadaresearch.tumblr.com
Prototype of the book ´Beloved Future´by Natalia Castañeda.
72 pages full color
14.5 x 20.5 cm
Soft cover + wrapping poster 61.5 x 45.5 cm, 2 colors
Mont Blanc White Paper 100 g
Introduction text in spanish and english
Translation: Camilo Alberto Vergara Peña
Edition of 500 copies
Some images from the book:
We are hoping to gather enough funds through this campaign to be able to print, promote and distribute our first book.
We hope you like our Project and help us to make it real! Every little contribution means a lot to us. In exchange for your contribution to the Project we offer you different “rewards” from which you can choose according to your preferences and budget. You will receive your rewards after the campaign ends.
Some of our rewards available:
Edición Limitada (10) Impresión Giclée 25.5 x 35.5cm :
Poster Beloved Future (61.5 x 45.5 cm) :
Poster/Map by Nómada Ediciones (illustrated by Samuel Castaño / http://www.samuelcastano.com ) 70x50cm:
Nómada´s Travel Journal (52 blank pages, ivory paper 90g,15x21 cm):
(Image coming soon!)
There are no shipping costs to Bogotá. You can collect your reward at the book launch event (date to be confirmed, by email or posted on our social networks). If you are unable to attend the event in order to do you can choose a time that suits you best.
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