The New Colonists
Hard cover swiss bound
120 pp+ 12 pp booklet
The New Colonists, a project in three parts, begins by presenting the uncanny suburban town of Mars in Pennsylvania, USA. Steeped in midnight tones, her quotidian documentations of gas stations, football fields and f joints transport viewers to a time, place and feeling of all American life, but more importantly, human life. The work is imbued with a sense of western normality – whilst hinting to an otherworldly undertone beyond these images.Interrupting the quietness of small town America captured in the book are 5 additional sequences of images, which are inserted into this suburban narrative, chronicling the research and individual scientists who are attempting to make colonising the red planet a reality.
About the Artist
Monica Alcazar Duarte Mexican is a-British photographer whose work engages with the way we read and integrate images and information, at a time when information and its context changes at such a rapid pace. Her work examines the relationship between context, interconnection and conclusion. It draws attention to how much we all need to develop a more ‘curatorial gaze’. A former charity campaigner, she currently work on independent research projects and for NGOs in England and abroad.
In 2014 Monica was awarded a MEAD Fellowship from University of the Arts London.
About the Publisher
Bemojake is an independent publisher based in London. They publish limited edition books, working in close collaboration with the artist and designer.
The imprint was started by Maxwell Anderson in 2011.