Produced in the final year of his MA degree in Photography and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art (london), Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies was conceived in response to Martins’ research work on the theme of the metastization of the urban frontier and its impact on our understanding of the de-centred city.

If we’re no longer able to define what a city is, how are we to relate to it?’, asks Martins.

Produced almost entirely in peripheral regions in South-East China, Portugal and South Africa, Martins uses the ‘Black Hole’ as a metaphor for reason at a point of exhaustion.

Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies highlights a point of resistance: resistance to the world of flux and flow that we live in; to a world haunted by mobility, intangibility and uncertainty.


Dec 2002
119 pages
500 copies
Embossed faux-leather hardcover, in screen printed dust jacket
Bilingual in English & Portuguese
Essays by Angus Carlyle and Maria do Carmo Séren


Black Holes & Other Inc.

Edgar Martins

Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies is Edgar Martins' seminal, critically acclaimed, debut monograph.
Although only published in a print-run of 500 copies and officially sold-out, we have recently retrieved 50 copies from our former distributor, which had previously thought to have been lost. So we are delighted to once again have this wonderful book back in stock.      Read More >


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