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Simon Denny
Video Aquarium Broadcast

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A dense and compact DVD-sized book overview of Simon Denny’s exhibitions of the past couple of years broken into thoroughly documented DVD chapters for each installation (T293, Buchholz, Lett, Standard Oslo, Luettgenmeijer, etc.), and “Commentaries” by Dan Arps, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Simon Denny and Simon Pound.

Designed by Warren Olds and Simon Denny.

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Simon Denny
Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation

Catalogue for the exhibition Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Vocational rehabilitation is a term that refers to a process of compelling and enabling people to overcome disability so they can work. This social practice is the starting point for a collaboration between the Berlin-based artist Simon Denny and Joanna Fadyl, a PHD candidate from New Zealand who’s thesis focuses on this topic.

Exemplary documents originating from New Zealand’s social history have been compiled and processed by Denny and David Bennewith to form a central brochure from where the diverse parts of the project are accessed; including a video, Twitter feed and computer application.

This unique and limited edition brochure is structurally informed by Facebook’s new timeline protocol and Edward Tufte’s notions about the visualisation of information; which are also starting and reference points for the graphic design. As well as its concertina, a series of tipped in fold-outs act like interpolations – alluding to the contemporary [digital] archive, translated back into layered space. The brochure is explicitly designed as a resource for communicating Fadyl’s PHD research to the field and further; half of the edition is distributed within this context.

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Dan Arps
Affirmation Dungeon

This major book surveys Arps’ recent work but through a peculiar lens. This is an artist known for making spaces – dystopic, uncomfortable, decrepit, paranoid, aspirational – that are in their own reality. Here, they are reconstructed as parts of one overarching space, the ‘affirmation dungeon’, in which self-help is crow-barred off its pedestal, along with other forms of normative shaming. This book has been put together with the logic of dungeon mapper or game builder, a temporarily liberated reality forming around the viewer as avatar. What is really pictured is unclear, but this space can be looked at as indexing or growing out of pressure-intensive neoliberal New Zealand – a society hollowed out into which one is compelled to amass rubbish as a way of claiming space or enacting sovereignty. The way in which Arps has consistently worked with and altered found materials is echoed in the way in which text material has been assembled for the book, involving pieces taken from the Internet and earlier publications, and slippages and glitches in language; language, time, and architectural space being sites for resistance to measurement, authority, conservatism, simplification, homogenisation, and gentrification.

This project is supported by Creative New Zealand and by Saatchi & Saatchi through their association with The Walters Prize, organised by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

Jon Bywater’s essay ‘Work-Life Balance’ was originally published in the ‘Art Goes On’ issue of Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2009.

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Sriwhana Spong
Nijinsky

Nijinsky relates to a series of Sriwhana Spong films that are a re-imagining of a George Balanchine ballet, The Song of the Nightingale, originally choreographed in 1925 for the itinerant Ballet Russes. Based on the only fragments remaining of the original (the Stravinsky score and documentation of the Matisse designs for set and costumes, and some of the costumes themselves) Spong’s films and the book’s contents exhort the Balanchine maxim, “Before is over. Performance is now”.

Nijinsky channels the presence of the famous chimeric dancer for whom the book is named, and involves stills from the films along with collage works that overlay geometric forms onto ballet photographs cut from picture books. It also features writing by Sarah Hopkinson, Gwynneth Porter, ballet photographer and author Keith Money, and the artist herself.

This book project has been supported by Creative New Zealand, and was co-published with the Auckland gallery Michael Lett on the occasion of the screening of Spong’s Lethe-wards at Art Basel in June 2010.

Texts by Sarah Hopkinson, Gwynneth Porter, Keith Money, Sriwhana Spong.

Published by Clouds and Michael Lett

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