Indexing Water: Notes on Representation Vol. 9

By 06/12/2019Photobooks

Irene Kopelman
Co-published by Roma Publications and Kunsthalle Lissabon


68 pages
210 x 280 mm


This 9th volume in Kopelman’s series Notes on Representation, is dedicated to Dr. Marcel Wernand, a physical oceanographer who engaged in the research of Forel-Ule scale – a hand-held index to estimate the colour of natural waters since the nineteenth century. This book functions as the Forel-Ule scale itself, reproduced as printed matter in solid, opaque colours. It also brings together fragments, both of Wernand’s writings and of recorded conversations, which took place at different moments in 2017.

About the Artist
Irene Kopelman was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1974. She studied at the School of Arts at the National University of Cordoba where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in painting (1994 – 2002). In 2002, Kopelman was accepted within the two-year international residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She currently divides her time between Amsterdam, Argentina and the regions where her work and research take her.

In the Netherlands, Kopelman began researching the representations of landscapes as recorded by 18th and 19th century naturalists. This period of exploration, during the age of the Enlightenment, is richly archived in museums across the world.

About the Publisher
Roma Publications is an independent Dutch art publisher.