Atlas of the world RRHV



Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian & Vahid Davar


A copy of Philips Atlas of the World is re-ordered and re-bound according to the patterns of movement of refugees from around the world. The book includes two texts by Vahid Davar : ‘Nassim’s Testament’, an epic poem about the oneiric asylum journey of two friends from Iran to the UK, and the essay ‘A Chimerical World with a Nomenclature of its Own’ which is a commentary on the poem. The texts are set into pages made from gold emergency rescue thermal blankets with separately the original Persian version of ‘Nassim’s Testament’ in a cutout. Interspersed throughout are a series of prints on Japanese paper which provide an echo to the refugee story. Artist book, series of 10 copies with 4 artists’ proofs. Produced by In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc