Kidnapping mountains

koauthor Slav & Tartars, publisher Bookworks, edition of 1250 copies, 96 pp., size 20 x 26 cm, 2009

Kidnapping Mountains is a playful and informative, exploration of the muscular stories, wills, and defeat inhabiting the Caucasus region. Comprising two parts: an eponymous section addressing the complexity of languages and identities on the fault line of Eurasia, and Steppe by Steppe, a restoration of the regions seemingly reactionary approaches to romance. Slavs and Tatars are a collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia, who redeem an oft-forgotten, romantic sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. With texts by Victoria Camblin and Payam Sharifi. Kidnapping Mountains is the seventh in a series of co-publishing partnerships initiated by Book Works, entitled Fabrications, commissioned and edited by Gerrie van Noord. With texts by Victoria Camblin and Payam Sharifi.

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