Author/s: K. Allerslev, M. Weber, and C. K. Wilde
Size: 19.5 x 13 inches
Binding: Sara Parkel
Pantheon places a cavalcade of historical figures and events into the diminutive temple of a book. Using people and events as symbols of emotional states associated with passion and drawing a metaphorical cat's cradle of the relations between the letter and botanical form, and the human body and the body politic. Thus we move from Rousseau as embodying nature, flowers and romance, to 9/11 representing fire and disaster to the vast river and sewer systems of Seoul taking their place as the icon of the vitalizing element of water. With texts in Arabic, English, French, Korean and Spanish.
Trace samplings (microscopic samples of each geographic location) and wax and graphite rubbings from monuments and plaques in: Frankfurt, Germany, Manhattan, New York, USA (9/11 Firefighters' Memorial), Paris, France, Seoul, Korea, Weimar, Germany (Hafiz-Goethe Memorial). Calligraphy by Eliana Perez, poem by Marshall Weber, Spanish Translation of poem by Eliana Perez and Alejandro Garcia.