4 April 2016

Text for 'Real state' by Asta Meldal Lynge

London-based Danish artist Asta Meldal Lynge's first book Real state, published by Studio Operative, London (2016) is out now! Real state is designed in collaboration with Rory Gleeson, with text by Eleanor Ivory Weber.



Launched on Tuesday 8 March at a.m. in London, this Wednesday 6 April 2016 sees the Copenhagen launch, hosted by Motto at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. (Here is the Facebook event.)

There will be a screening/reading at 18:00 combining three moving image works by Asta Meldal Lynge - Camera Shake (2013), Site Seeing (2014), and Showhome (2015) - and a reading from excerpts of Real state texts by Eleanor Ivory Weber.



Real state
Asta Meldal Lynge
Text by Eleanor Ivory Weber
Design by Rory Gleeson with Asta Meldal Lynge
Published by Studio Operative
ISBN 978-0-9575223-6-7
216 x 279 mm, 128pp, softcover
RRP £22.00

From the press release: 'Real state is a visual essay that takes a critical stance towards the subjects of housing, urban development and image production. Employing video-stills, photographs and found images, it explores the social and political value of the image, in a specifically urban context, emphasising the fictions present in the (re)production of space.

[...] As the content is framed and re-framed, trackpad gestures are overlaid, ultimately bringing the stability of any image surface into question. This destabilising approach is mirrored in Weber’s text which combines excerpts from e-mail conversations, with differing registers of fiction, expanding on the disconnection between the idea of housing as a basic human need and it’s position within market logic and neoliberal ideology.

The title Real state alludes to the conditions of these systems, the power structures of governed entities and the business of real estate, while insinuating a difficult promise of something real or true to be revealed.'

For more information, and to order, click here: studio-operative.co.uk.

Book also available to purchase online at Antenne and Motto!

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