KA-BOOM is a fictional explosive manual in which sourced vintage photographs encounter staged do-it-yourself explosive construction images, with the photographs Andrea Botto has shot of real non-military explosions. The result is a sophisticated enquiry of photography’s contemporary status, in which numerous questions are raised and no simple answers are given.
“KA-BOOM The Explosion of Landscape”
Editions Bessard, Paris 2017
texts by Ilaria Bonacossa, Marta Dahó, Giacomo Nardin, Marco Navarra, Lars Willumeit
graphic design by Fabrizio Radaelli
120 pages (8 concertina folds)
first edition 500 copies with a C-print (19×14 cm) numbered and signed by the author / 30 + V “artist edition” in a special case with a C-Print 22×26 cm
printed and bound in Italy by Grafiche Antiga, Treviso