Editorial Efímera: catálogo razonado | Naranja Publicaciones


Naranja Publicaciones introduces its most recent piece: “Editorial Efímera: catálogo razonado” (Ephemeral Publishing House: catalogue raisonné)

The 193 images contained in the photographic archive which gave birth to Editorial Efímera are collected in this artist’s book –with one detail: none of the images can be really seen, but only the slide’s contour and the inscription where the photograph was taken.

This print run is composed of 10 handbound units, with 193 pages printed in acetate sheets.


$300,000 $350,000

Additional information
Weight3.5 kg
Dimensions35.5 × 6.7 × 27 cm


About Editorial Efímera

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.  

Technical Specifications

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


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