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Teignmouth Electron (Paperback Edition)
Tacita Dean   (2009)

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Including projects by Sophia Al-Maria, Michèle Bernstein, Michael Bracewell & Linder, Pavel Büchler, Helen Cammock, Brian Catling & Iain Sinclair, Tacita Dean, Michael Dean, Mark Dion, Yara El-Sherbini, Ruth Ewan, Liam Gillick, Susan Hiller, Bouchra Khalili, Sharon Kivland, Jarett Kobek, Deborah Levy, Harland Miller, Jonathan Monk, Rosalind Nashashibi, Mike Nelson, Ahmet Öğüt, Katrina Palmer, Bridget Penney, Olivia Plender, Elizabeth Price, Clunie Reid, David Shrigley, Slavs and Tatars, NaoKo TakaHashi, Fiona Tan, Mark Titchner, Emily Wardill & Ian White, and Nina Wakeford, among many others!

Teignmouth Electron deals with the tragic and extraordinary story of the amateur yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst; a story which has preoccupied Tacita Dean for several years. Crowhurst filed false reports of his progress and position in the 1968 single-handed non-stop around the world yacht race. He became obsessed with time and two weeks before he was due home to a hero’s welcome, his yacht, Teignmouth Electron was found adrift and empty.

Today his boat lies beached and abandoned at its final resting place, Cayman Brac, an island in the Caribbean. Tacita Dean has visited the island in an attempt to piece together the story of Crowhurst; she also studied books, articles, films and recorded testimonies from people who knew him. The result is a loosely woven narrative of striking texts and images that trace the Donald Crowhurst story and Tacita Dean’s quest to understand more.

Published by Book Works in association with Steidl. A special hardback edition with photographic print is also available.

Weight: 400 g
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