Title: Blue Mud Swamp
Photographers: Filipe Casaca
Date of publication: October 2012
Place of publication: Lisbon Portugal
Dimensions of book: 314 x 237mm
Edition: 300 signed copies
Number of pages: 56 + 8 page booklet with text by Mingyu Wu
Number of images: 26 colour images
Cover, Type of binding: Velvet bound hardcover with tipped-in photo and letterpress.
Type of printing: Digital offset
Type of paper: Symbol Tatami White, 135gsm
Printer: Norprint, Oporto, Portugal
Publisher: Filipe Casaca and Pente 10 Gallery
Publication designer: Ana Fatia
Publication editor: Filipe Casaca
Retail price: 38 Euro
Category: Artist Book
Summary of Project:
Come and see’
And I looked, and behold the pale horse,
and he that sat on him was dead.
The shoreline, hot and humid, is a postcard that attracts and invites Men to settle where the land meets the Yellow Sea. However, the reality is dissonant. Although surrounded by natural beauty, beaches and entertainment facilities, the city and its urban spaces transmits, as a whole, a feeling of artificiality. In some cases the abundance created a certain degradation and abandonment. With a splendor that takes us back to a recent past, a certain melancholy is present, as happens with all that was new, colorful and perfect but perished with time. Dalian; China.