• Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times

    Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times
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    ISBN: 9780958298162
    Title: Animal Spirits: Fables in the Parlance of Our Times

    ANIMAL SPIRITS: FABLES IN THE PARLANCE OF OUR TIMES is an artist's book by Michael Stevenson and Jan Verwoert which expands upon the themes of this earlier document and re-examines them more specifically in the light of our current times. It is based on a collaborative process, a process that resembles a game. Stevenson and Verwoert developed a working method in which plot structure remained open, a kind of partial exquisite corpse, i.e. text fragments passed back and forth without prior discussion as to any through line. These stories were co-illustrated in a similar way by the artist and Margaret Stevenson, his mother--the moral guide; the results were then made into a publication by Christoph Keller. A page at the end of the book announces the contributors thus: artist, mother, critic, and spirit maker. The stories themselves take classic fable form and so most are concerned with arrangements between two parties or what could be called informal bilateral contracts. Galvanized and translated within parallel realities they produce a world in which the Beginning of the World has a voice and dares to question the might of the Bull. A world where the Shareholder sips wine at the dinner table with the Jackal, and the Lion, in a crisis, calls on his Hairdresser for council in matters of sovereign security. "Haircuts... Severe haircuts!"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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