SOME KINDS OF DURATION by Nicholas Mangan
185 x 260mm, 122 pages, black and white printing with colour inset book, perfect bound, 2012
This artist's book presents the research findings from Nicholas Mangan's latest major body of work, Some Kinds of Duration. The Melbourne-based artist investigates the links between a series of seemingly disparate objects and structures -- the now decommissioned Pyrmont incinerator in Sydney, an example of Mayan architecture in Uxmal (The House of the Governor), and an outdated Canon photocopier -- teasing out architectural, thematic and philosophical resonances between each of the structures and objects. The book is an extension of Mangan's project and a supplement to an exhibition that was held at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2012.