Performance People is the first monograph of performance artist Ei Arakawa and was published on the occasion of his institutional solo debut Performance People at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf in 2018. Beyond a documentation of the exhibition alone, the eponymous publication includes illustrations, performance scripts, notes, and sketches that illuminate various aspects of his artistic practice over time.
With text contributions by Eva Birkenstock, Sarah Chow, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Reiko Tomii, and an interview with Ei Arakawa by Erika Landström, Performance People is the second part of a three-part project that concludes with his solo exhibition at New York’s Artists Space in 2021.
This Artists Space publication accompanied the exhibition Till They Listen: Bill Gunn Directs America (2021), and includes newly commissioned essays by Hilton Als, Ruun Nuur, Nicholas Forster, and Michael Gillepsie, as well as essays by Bill Gunn, Pearl Bowser and Ishmael Reed.
Published by Inpatient Press on the occasion of the exhibition New Red Order: Feel at Home Here at Artists Space in 2021.
An oral history of tears, geography and necromancy in and outside of Hong Kong. Too Salty Too Wet 更咸更濕 is a hellish scroll that attempts to catch up to the frontlines of history. Inspired by thread-bound books of martial arts secrets, this is a bastard text and an assemblage of lyric that confronts news addiction, performs an exercise of breath and optical training, and holds light to occult unrest. How must we summon the invisible?
– Speculative Place Press
What do plants want, and where within our bodies might we know it? Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves’s bibliomantic excursion unearths pastoral metaphor in books she used to inspire, direct, and reflect upon her performance “unschoolMFA” (2012-2015). If you see me, and I am glowing, it is because I did not let my first teachers kill me. An ouroboric Blackness traverses a settler fantasy of The Cultivated Wild. A fable of fruit trees and alphabets to feed a wilderness that refuses its name. Take good care / to shape with language / worlds that want to hold us all.