Isabel Wenzel Counting Till Ten Precarious Rituals

“The act of ritual implies transcendence through repetition”     I am curious as to where the intersection of our digitally performed lives meet the physical form that we inhabit. I am also interested in how our physical selves occupy a space in a frame. I would go as far as to say that I […]

Camille Vivier’s Sophie: Get Swole or Get Lost, Punk

  “The use of gold on the bodies of some of her models completed the circuit of transcendent feminine opulence meted out in carefully sourced locations”   This book never got its full due on ASX, though it was in my list for the end of the year in 2019 and I felt it pertinent […]

Sybren Vanoverberghe’s 1099: A Violent Compression

“The world itself defines humanity by an unceasing and unrelenting violence”   Sybren Vanoverberghe‘s 1099: A Violent Compression Art Paper Editions. Text: Brad Feuerhelm The world itself defines humanity by an unceasing and unrelenting violence. This violence can be seen in the material record of geology, but also in historical ruin. The violence that oversees […]

2019: A Short Guide To White People & Their Photography Books

It was the best of years….   Once again it is that time of year where I try to drum up some sort of edit from all of the incredible work the photography book world offers up. This year is difficult as I felt it has been one of the strongest years in recent memory […]

Camille Vivier: The Twist of Mythical Fantasy

“Hamilton was deeply problematic on many levels and I reference him mostly because of the blur and grain of his pre-pubescent models. That suicide was his final intervention is no large surprise. The debate on his work was over before it started”.

Jan Mammey: Pieces of a Hole

“It is not just the stitched building that become hidden, but also the remnants of architecture that in turn become strange shrines populating a city-disused and unserviceable pieces of utilitarian function that have not been ordered into exile…”

Sybren Vanoverberghe: The Future of the Past is NOW Over

“The discipline of history is to weigh heavily on our beings. Without the harness of its chagrin, we float hereditarily as non-entity, just as we float into those futures in the same capacity of nothingness, but presumed possibility”.

Paul Kooiker: Eggs, Almonds, and Cyanide Memories

“I was at the time considering how closely cyanide and almonds share a space on the tree of life, blissfully co-existing to produce milk for incompetent digesters while also nestled very close on the same branch which gave Himmler a soft exit.”

Ruth Van Beek: The Arrangist

“If you are of a certain generation you will be able to read the work or at least the genesis of its flow by association to children’s television, gardening and cooking books on your grandparents shelves…”

Jurgen Maelfeyt: Precious Things

“Lips is just one of his titles that works between the space of desire, appropriation, the body and what I will loosely label as the ethereal space between memory, nostalgia and history considered the “collective design unconscious.”