Sadat's Journey book
Sadat's Journey

By Louise Neaderland
Brooklyn, New York: Bone Hollow Arts, 1982. Second edition.

9.5 x 8.5"; 4 pages. Accordion fold. Photocopy collage using two articles from The New York Times and a press photograph.

A tribute to Anwar el-Sadat.

Louise Neaderland: "Created from multiple copies of a photograph of Sadat in front of the pyramids shortly before his assassination. The book opens with the empty desert, the pyramids appear, Sadat appears then slowly disappears, the pyramids disappear, and the desert remains."

The Egyptian president appears as a standing figure throughout the cinematic panorama until, at the end, his presence is a cut-out silhouette, an empty space where his likeness used to be.