Jointly created by Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström
Mamma Andersson, Saga, 2013, intaglio print
Color sugar lift and spit bite aquatints with soft ground etching and drypoint printed on gampi paper chine collé
Image Size: 18¾ x 33¼ inches; paper Size: 27¾ x 41¼ inches
Edition Size: 30
Publisher: Crown Point Press
Printer: Emily York
'Disco Night Sept 11'
My tenth-grade American history teacher once told us that in the Civil War, twice as many men died of disease than died in combat.
That macabre Snapple fact is all I really remember from that class. It felt weighty, highlighting something that seemed revelatory because it was suddenly so goddamn obvious: War doesn’t exist in a vacuum. War exists in this world—this brutally unsexy place of sandwiches, video games, baseball, friends, soda, Walmart, foot cramps, allergies, and—of course—cold weather and disease. Maybe I was slow on the uptake, but this blew my little 15-year-old mind.
Now, ten years later, Magnum’s Peter van Agtmael plops his new book Disco Night Sept 11on my desk, and I’m suddenly having the revelation all over again, only this time with a more immediate relevance and bite.
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