The Whale’s Eyelash: A Play in Five Acts
Timothy Prus

The Whale's Eyelash

The Whale's EyelashThe Whale’s Eyelash: A Play in Five Acts
Timothy Prus
AMC Books
English

 

Hardcover
192 pages
190x240mm
2014
ISBN 9780957049031

 

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.

About the Editor 
Timothy Prus (b. 1959) is an English visual artist and curator of Archive of Modern Conflict since 1992. He is also an exhibition organiser and a photobook editor. His previous publications include Whale’s Eyelash (2014), Nein, Onkle (2007), Scrapbook (2009) and The Corinthians (2008). Previous exhibitions include Lodz Ghetto (Muzeum Sztuki, 2005), Collected Shadows (Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, 2013), Notes Homes (FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, 2013), The Great Refusal (2013) and A Guide to the Protection of the Public in Peacetime (Tate Modern, London, 2014).
(source: https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/commissaires/view/90/timothy-prus)

About the Publisher
The Archive of Modern Conflict is an organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of vernacular photographs, objects, artefacts, curiosities, and ephemera. Founded in 1991, the archive began as a collection of photographs relating to war and conflict but has since expanded its remit to become the vast and thematically diverse repository it is today. They have produced and published over thirty books, often collaborating with photographers and artists such as Stephen Gill, Cristina de Middel, Thomas Mailaender, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and Don McCullin.
archiveofmodernconflict.com
(source: https://archiveofmodernconflict.com/about-us/)

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