THE CURE. Komplot. Benjamin Jaubert, Sofie Van Loo, Stefaan Willems (eds.)

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This book titled ‘The Cure’ is edited by the three curators Benjamin Jaubert, Sofie Van Loo and Stefaan Willems who programmed the year 2015 in Komplot. This book is the result of a collaboration in three chapters : ‘There Is No Cure’, ‘The Rape – Stiff Hip Gait – The Catwalk’ and ‘Passion and Romance’. This book is the affirmation of three subjectivities through their choices and thematics. The designers Uberknackig put together the contributions of artists, thinkers and poets invited by the curators in a kind of spiritual user guide like the one you find in the drawer of your hotel room to coach you through the night…

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The Spirit of Ecstasy. David Evrard. Komplot & Black Jack Editions.

Posted in writing on November 23rd, 2012
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With Anne Bossuroy, Jean-Daniel Bourgeois, Isabelle Copet, Jonathan Dewinter, Jenny Donnay, Lucie Ducenne, François Francescini, Jonas Locht, Xavier Mary, Gérard Meurant and Nicolas Verplaetse.

« ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ is a novel that reads like a long acid trip in which places, epochs, characters and things, both imagined and real, all intermingle and where people wake up just to go and watch the sun rise. The book seems to be constructed of visions. It is pink, orange and purple and shimmering. It contains smoke, mind-blowing geometric forms, dance, sex and rhythm. There are uppercuts and swings. Its chronology is elusive, and you almost need a map to guide you through it. ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ is a novel written by David Evrard that conveys his joyful experience of exhibitions. At the core of the story is a large exhibition, a crazy curator with copper teeth who, incidentally, doesn’t organise anything, and artists who talk, have fun, and who construct spaces and forms ».
Jill Gasparina.
Published by Komplot and Black Jack Editions.
Designed by Pierre Huyghebaert from Speculoos, with Aurélie Commerce.

Date of publishing: Nov 19, 2012
Pages: 224
Weight: 700 g
Binding: Softcover


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YEAR 2012 + Karl Larsson. Skalitzer 68. Berlin. 28.07.2012

Posted in Events, Motto Berlin event on July 25th, 2012
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Saturday, July 28. Skalitzer 68. YEAR 2012 + Karl Larsson

7pm – Presentation of the magazine with:
Ismaël Bennani
Sonia Dermience
David Evrard
Alberto García del Castillo
Orfée Grandhomme

8pm – Performance by Karl Larsson

This second YEAR is still an almanac, a choral book revealing behind the stage. Seasons are information. Hey, look at what has been done, should be, will be or never be. This issue is like talking with images. You can connect one page to another. Text can be spare, descriptive or exhaustingly disruptive. What have you done means what it will be. We asked people about what’s in their mind from the past or for the future and that creates an all present. Last time, we talked about no future, now we are no present. YEAR is still a chain reaction, organizing its content in the form of sequences. YEAR is still an experimental constellation.
The time of manifestos and propaganda is back! From the everyday or larger issues of sociability and historicity. It takes the shape of a collage of disparate sources in time and place. Advertisement, propaganda and manifestos are the ultimate forms for abstraction and engrained subjectivity like space from outer space. Porn and insults, unreal kind of novellas, advertisement as public space, again, opposed to archives, distinction opposed to evaluation, again, narrative to order, cool to distance, taste to energy, again, beauty to sense, sense to idea, idea to experience, experience to life and life to style and style to knowledge and knowledge to power and power to all perversive shit. Still.
As an author use your imagination to be radical, literal and obscene!
As a reader use your intellect and senses to be radical, metaphorical and obscene!