Christian Mayer: Quest for Fire – Language


Christian Mayer’s Quest for Fire: Language looks at a dictionary given to the actors of the 1981 film Quest for Fire to help them learn the fictitious stone age language spoken by the ‘Ulam’, a Neanderthal tribe in the film.

German artist Christian Mayer’s work engages with historical episodes to address the present. He often uses found documents both actual and fictional to reflect on ideas of representation. Mayer is based in Vienna.

Quest for Fire: Language is published in the Slade Editions series for Publication Studio Vancouver.

$20 CAD

40 pp.
8 x 10.5 inches
ISBN 9781927385128