Martin Senn. Franz Kafka: Der Eigentümliche Apparataus der Erzählung “In der Strafkolonie.” [Franz Kafka: The Peculiar Apparatus from the Story “In the Penal Colony.”] Wire and modeling clay. 50cm x 35cm x 25cm.
abandoned prison complex on Isle St. Joseph, French Guiana. Remembered as one of the most infamous and deadly prisons in the world, located in French Guiana. Established by the French Emperor Napoleon III's government in 1852, this small island penal colony in French Guiana remained in use until 1952.
Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738 - 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales, and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour)