When I buried the Book of Sand...
When I buried the Book of Sand...
When I buried the Book of Sand...

During a visit to Buenos Aires in 2009, Elisabeth S. Clark stumbled upon a rare first edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ ‘The Book of Sand’. She purchased it and carried it with her throughout her three months’ journey through South America. In one of the driest regions in the world, the Atacama desert, she decided to then bury the book, recalling the phrase that says ‘the best place to hide a leaf is in the forest’. It seemed a fitting place to both loose but also archive this first edition.

About Elisabeth S. Clark

British, b. 1983, based in Paris & London

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