Ursula Mayer & Maria Fusco
Taking the form of a ciné-roman, this book is based on Ursula Mayer’s 16mm film of the same name, with a screenplay written by Maria Fusco and commis- sioned by Film London. Imagined as a critical counter to Ideal, Ayn Rand’s 1934 play introducing Objectivism, Gonda experiments in cinematic and linguistic registers through polyphonic monologue, creating kaleidoscopic printed spaces in which image and text shift roles to affect presupposed ideals of identity and existence. The screenplay, printed here in full, was developed from a series of interdisciplinary workshops on writing through or by rather than about Rand’s play. Gonda cannibalizes original writing and transcribed workshop material together with five letter-based passages from Ideal, nudging them into alternative personal pronouns, to make Gonda a book of voices.
4 3/4 x 8 x inches/ 104 pp/ 129 color
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Armin Zweite (Ed.)
Sculptor Georg Herold has developed a strong presence in the United States since his career took off in the early 1970s, when he (alongside Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger) was part of a group of radical young German artists mentored by Sigmar Polke. This full-color catalog highlights many aspects of Herold’s work, such as his fetishistic, larger- than-life figures made of unexpected materials like roof laths, canvas and screws or his abstract portrait made of numbered fish eggs. Herold continues to revel in an ironic, pop-tinged sensibility that turns viewer expectations upside-down. With texts by Rudi Fuchs, Friedrich Wilhelm Heubach, Nina Schleif and Armin Zweite.
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