GIFT: I Made This For You

Bodman, Sarah

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the artist has recreated the meals used to poison people in the early 19th century, recipes dedicated to the original victims accompanied by photographs of the meals in question and by short texts written from the point of view of the poisoner, the arsenic is not included in the recipes, “A book inspired by the Angel of Bremen (serial poisoner Gesche Gottfried), produced to resemble the type of pamphlet publication / recipe book given away with newly purchased gas cookers in the 1940s-50s. It contains 14 ‘recipes’ for 15 people. Each of the dishes was cooked and photographed by the artist with the same ingredients and in the same sequence that the original dishes were prepared for the victims. GIFT in the English language means a present, it is also the German word for poison”, stapled, 32 pages, 21,5 x 14,5 cm, signed and numbered/500, (Bristol) 2016