Kept Awake Photographs by Clemente Bernad Signed


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Alkibla, 2011. First Edition. Signed by Clemente Bernad. 

'There is a certain kind of silence that speaks, that roars, and calls to account. And it exists in the graves of those executed during the Spanish CivilWar, graves which are still waiting to be opened today. In the photographs of Clemente Bernad the murmur of the dead can be heard, and the work represents a rigorous testimony of the scientific, political, and sentimental process that accompanies each exhumation. The findings reconstruct that which lacked documentation, complemented, in turn, by the texts of various authors and experts in various disciplines.

Bernad documents the recent exhumations of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War, a tragic and fraught undertaking that sent ripples through the country as new light was cast on the fate of the long dead. As bodies were excavated and identified, Bernad photographed, contextualising them here with texts by forensic scientists.'

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