Fully illustrated color publication produced on the occasion of the exhibition Emotional Supply Chains at The Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Includes texts by exhibition curator Paul Luckraft, writer Laurence Scott, and poet Sam Riviere. In addition, each of the 17 exhibiting artists was invited to contribute material, resulting in a unique collection of interviews, essays, flash fiction and comic book illustrations.
The work of Villa Design Group – Than Hussein Clark, James Connick, and William Joys — draws on the formal languages of architecture, theater, and the decorative arts. By imagining a form for the automated creation of dramatic scripts Tragedy Machine considers the speculative possibilities of “queer objects.”
This exuberant catalogue features an essay by the exhibition curator, Alise Upitis, and conversation between VDG and Bonnie Honing, Nathalie Du Pasquier, and Miriam Leonard. It follows Villa Design Group’s first institutional show at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, in 2016, where the architectural installation doubled as the setting for the premiere of This Is It or Dawn at Bar Bazukha, a four-act adaptation of The Iceman Cometh (1939) by Eugene O’Neill.
This catalogue documents the collective’s new body of work—a series of sculptures and a four-act theatrical production imagining the potential of an automated machine or software with the ability to compose tragic and dramatic scripts.
David Lieske’s autobiography in book form, I Tried to Make this Work, tells the story of his life in an idealized retrospective. The text is based on conversations over several weeks recorded by the author Ingo Niermann and translated into English by Michael Ladner. The book was presented in the solo exhibition Platoon (RL-X) at Mumok, Vienna from February to June 2015 in an edition of 300 copies and as an autobiographical sketch that could only be read on site, and under heightened security, relating to the specific conditions of its commission and production and also its connection to a specific location and situation.
The exhibition addressed the close connection between legend and work and between the person and the product of the artist. It was the central premise of this exhibition that the artist and the work stand in a complex relationship to each other, and that today the borders between life and work are fluid. The exhibition focused on
In the course of describing his own life, Lieske also presented the social network within which he operates. He is a co-founder of the record label Dial Records, an artist and at the time of publication, was the owner and director of Mathew Gallery.
No copies of this publication are available for purchase. All 300 copies are in the collection of Mumok, Vienna.
Misanthrope CA is the Black-Metal-influenced formation by artist and photographer Robert Kulisek and David Lieske. Recorded in Los Angeles in 2015, Amerika is their first limited tape edition.
A true representation of their musical objectives: primitive and personal, mournful and dark. Co-released by Dial Records and VI, VII, Oslo. Available in a limited edition of 100 copies.
Don’t be deceived by the dark metal tone of the cover, or the winter release date. The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark (the second co-publication between Paraguay Press and PROVENCE) is a reader for all seasons: a reverse roman de gare for all flights!
Maintaining the light tone of The PROVENCE City Guide: NICE, After Dark combines new and historical texts by artists, writers and cultural agents that ballades amongst the themes of seduction, glamour and politics. Infused with the effects of technology on our social relations, the contributions vary from narratives about cruising on the French Riviera, to reflections on the art world—from sexual investigation to poetry.
A flirty book to flick through or read cover-to-cover, After Dark offers you a nice excuse to do nothing but read during sunny days on a ski-resort terrace or hot nights in bed with light breezes. Wave your expectations goodbye and experience intimate encounters with celebrity (Maria Callas’ weight problems, at least) through the eyes of Helmut Berger. Go deeper into the work of desire via a discussion between Carter Mull and Shelby Sells, or a dinner confession recalled by Marina Pinsky. Get into Gerry Bibby’s head and reflect on consumerist logic through his socio-politico-sexual vignettes, and so much more… After Dark is the perfect mixer for all spirits.