Tonight the World

2019 / artistic monograph

Barbican
ISBN: 978-0-9957082-5-9
Florence Ostende and Daria Martin, eds.

Daria Martin’s Curve commission revisited dreams and memories from her personal family history to create a complex portrait of migration, loss and resilience. Drawing from dream diaries kept by her grandmother over a 35 year period, Martin created a new installation for the Curve. Through atmospheric film and gaming technology, Martin staged a series of intimate encounters, enveloping viewers in an exploration of the curious and traumatic history of her grandmother, who fled the imminent Nazi occupation of her country, Czechoslovakia.

The publication includes images from the installation including stills from Refuge and Tonight the World (both 2019) as well as a conversation between Daria Martin and exhibition curator Florence Ostende and an essay by art theorist Maria Walsh.

Hardcover
full color illustrations
44 pages
Design: ZAK Group