Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass is the first published history of the most remote island in the world. The book - designed as a field manual, with 32 full colour illustrations within a red waterproof cover - uses excerpts from both dubious historical expeditions and fictions that use the island as their setting. It looks at the imposed culture of a place without people. It presents the history of human interaction with the island and how we managed to make pregnant the physical landscape of such a removed and alien landmass. This psycho-geographic proposition is particularly relevant in the case of a land without significant or sustained human presence. Paired with the text, is photography selected from the archive at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, specifically from a scientific expedition to the island in 1978. This trip is responsible for the most comprehensive understanding we have of this uninhabited and seldom visited land.
Published by Self Published, 100 pgs, 24 × 16 cm, Softcover with insert, 2013,