Authors: Sebastián Barrante, Sebastián Arancibia
Format: clamshell box lined in fabric. In the interior 193 acetate sheets printed in black and white. Booklet printed in digital.
Publisher: Naranja Publicaciones
Dimensions: 35,5 x 27 x 6.7 cm
Print run: 10 numbered copies
Language: spanish and english
Year of publication: 2021
About Editorial Efímera
Editorial Efímera (Ephemeral Publishing House) begins with our encounter with an archive of 193 slides in a trash can in Santiago, on June 6th, 2018, at 6:40 pm.
This set of images dramatically discarded in the public space lost their private quality, along with the fragmentation of the narratives that held them together as a unit.
On the other hand, our encounter with them set in motion a process of appropriation and assimilation, which concludes in a number of actions whose only aim is to exhibit this archive by displaying its parts, dispensing a last moment of existence before the total dissolution of the image and the irrevocable extinction of its narration.
For that purpose, we have created Editorial Efímera, in charge of performing 193 publishing actions – one for each image –, to forge the dissolution rite of each one of the components of this archive. Completion will determine the end of the publishing house itself.