Au plus profond du noir

Thu-Van Tran


Book, 128 p., language : French, publisher : First Edition by Meessen De Clercq, ISBN : 978-2-930528-12-0.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2029/98).

Literary synopsis

An introspective sailor called Marlow takes a journey up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, reputed to be an idealistic man of great abilities.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Au plus pofond du noir is a subjective translation of Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, made by artist Thu-Van Tran, who wrote it entirely based on her recollection of the original text. This artist's novel is not for sale at bookstores, but distributed through a special installation containing 2,000 copies of the book.

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