When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck – Monograph
Title: When You Invent the Ship, You Also Invent the Shipwreck
Artist: Peter Funch
Release: Chart Art Book Fair 25.-28.08.2022, Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher: At Last Books
Printer: Narayana Press
Paper: Mixed deadstock
When You Invent the Ship, You Also Invent the Shipwreck is a stream of images from the past 25 years of Peter Funch’s vast archive. Images created around the world, with different potentials, all motivated by a hungry curiosity. Images composed with an array of image capturing tools, digital and analogue, some heavily reworked, others straight from the negative. Interconnecting with images of passages of texts from an eclectic collection of writers. When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck is a visual odyssey that engages you in media res. Leaving behind the concept of traditional time; past – present – future – for a prevailing feeling of now. The work unfolds differently with each journey from eye through mind.