The Book of Scotlands
Book, 17.7 cm x 11.2 cm, 160 p, language: English, publisher: Berlin: Sternberg Press, ISBN: 9781933128559.
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/540).
A series of short speculative fictions which envision possible future Scotlands, avoiding at all costs the "wooden tongue" of official discourse. Imagine "the Scotland in which four hundred years of strong influence from Calvin are replaced by four hundred years of strong influence from Calvino".
Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice
Momu’s work is concerned with making up, telling and re-telling stories. His work is "postproduction" in Nicolas Bourriaud's sense; it remakes existing narratives –in this case, jokes. He is “drawn to short forms”.
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The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
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The Book Lovers
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest