Matthias Meyer & Alexander Rischer: The Ballad of George Barrington





Matthias Meyer & Alexander Rischer
The Ballad of George Barrington

154 pages
118 illustrations
160 x 240 mm
German / English
Anna Bertermann  
ISBN 978-3-941644-94-6
EUR 29,00
G. Barrington

The Ballad of George Barrington is a travel- and reseach project about the life of the notorious pickpocket whose career brought him from the aristocratic circles in late 18th century London to Australia, where he became chief of police in Paramatta. The book will be an essential component of this artistic research project, featuring amongst other findings, original transcripts of the court cases against Barrington, that will be published in German for the first time. In addition to photographic testimonies, the book combines real as well as created documents and objects related to Barrington. Barrington is ahead of his time when it comes to media self-marketing, his motivation being a craving for recognition and the pleasure he takes when performing his speeches in public.

The Ballad of George Barrington is a search for stolen goods, documents, precious and mundane objects, persons and their relations to one another. Since its start in 2015 the project is being realised during research travels to Dublin, London, St. Petersburg, Paris and Sydney.


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