I mille fiumi più lunghi del mondo, 1977

Basel 2017
Noire Contemporary Art
Prints & Multiples
Book. Text by Anne-Marie boetti. edition with red cover, 1006 pages
edition of 500
Artwork size
21.5 x 16.5 x 5.5 (cm)
8.5 x 6.5 x 2.2 (inch)
The book contains a short introduction, written by Annemarie Sauzeau, referring to its purpose, methodology and incongruence. It has 1,000 pages without an index, each of which contains all the information gathered about the rivers arranged in decreasing order. Ordering and classifying as much information as possible about measuring rivers serves two purposes. On one hand, the scientific tendency to organize and catalogue data based on a smooth and uniform method, and, on the other, the need to highlight the doubts, contradictions and linguist/methodological problems that constantly arise whenever attempting to rationalize a set of data. (Maffei, G. and Picciau, M. (2011), 'Alighiero e Boetti, Oltre il libro', Corraini Ed.)