Sanatorium • Andrei A Krasilin
128 p, ills colour & bw, approximately 7"x9", hardbound, English. Publisher Dostoevsky Society
‘Sanatorium’ centres on a researcher who finds himself at a conference in the half-empty Anapa Sanatorium on Russia’s Black Sea coast during the off-season. He sets off in pursuit of an understanding of the place that humans and matter occupy. With its unique concept and binding, this photobook intersperses photographs of deserted beaches with images of matter as seen through electron microscopes. It consists of overlapping white and black pages, visually clear depictions, and inscrutable abstractions, making the viewer both an accomplice in the researcher’s quest and a co-author of the resulting compositions.