Matthias Meyer & Alexander Rischer - The Ballad Of George Barrington


In 2015 Matthias Meyer and Alexander Rischer undertook an artistic research project about the life of the notorious pickpocket, George Barrington, whose career brought him from the aristocratic circles in late 18th-century London to Australia, where he became chief of police in Parramatta. A central outcome of the project, this book features original transcripts of the court cases against him, published in German for the first time, among other findings. Besides photographic testimonies, it combines authentic and created documents and objects related to Barrington. It entails a search for stolen goods, precious and mundane objects, and persons and their relations to one another. Published by The Green Box (Berlin). 

160 pages, 17 x 24 cm, hardcover, The Green Box (Berlin).