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The Prophet and the Fly

Lampert, Catherine and Alys, Francis (2003) The Prophet and the Fly. Turner Ediciones. ISBN 9788475065793

Type of Research: Book
Creators: Lampert, Catherine and Alys, Francis

The contributions in the book alternated between texts by Catherine Lampert with illustrations of works by Alys, particularly paintings, performances and drawings and literary texts
(Plato, D.H. Lawrence and others). The book coincided with a travelling exhibition (Rome, Zurich, Madrid, Avignon) with the same name. Alys sees each new piece as part of a much more extended narrative about Latin America's relationship with the grand programmes or promises of development, but his means often require the suspension of meaning and the 'sensation of senselessness'. He works best when he has no witnesses, so my strategy of writing descriptions of pieces in the style of footnotes, encouraging him to insert and re-write sentences and inventing my own titles gave the images verbal tags. Our collaboration was an experiment in taking away the exclusivity of the artist and author, not least the tendency for a writer to revere while 'infantisizing' the artist.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Turner Ediciones
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Date: 2003
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 22:38
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 15:01
Item ID: 1615
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1615

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