The 68-page cloth book includes instructions for actions - such as those shown in the photos above - and when the work was first displayed viewers were allowed to play out the book’s directives, becoming parts of the sculpture themselves.
Saw this book in Berlin this summer, strongly felt they should make a reproduction for interaction.
Non Sequitur: Abstraction in Contemporary Sequential Art Organized with guest curators Tom Hart and Jeff Owens featuring: Pat Ausilio, Derek Ballard, Josh Bayer, Erin Curry, CF (Christopher Forgues), Hellen Jo, Aidan Koch, Emma Louthan, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Gary Panter, Raymond…
Can’t wait to see this and so excited to be a part of it.
how to explain pictures to a dead hare, joseph beuys (1965).
at the beginning of the performance, Beuys locked the gallery doors from the inside, leaving the gallery-goers outside. they could observe the scene within only through the windows. with his head entirely coated in honey and gold leaf, he began to explain the pictures in the gallery to a dead hare. whispering to the dead animal on his arm in an apparent dialog, he processed through the exhibit from artwork to artwork. occasionally he would stop and return to the center of the gallery, where he stepped over a dead fir tree that lay on the floor. after three hours the public was let into the room. Beuys sat upon a stool in the entrance area with the hare on his arm and his back to the onlookers.