BEYOND HISTORY "REVISITED" #03 (V.D.)
This copy n°03 is UNIQUE!
I am revisiting in 2014 my Cuban book with different new hand-made covers, small prints and new photocopies slipped between the pages, more original scrapbooking, new drawings, new numbering,...
This Cuban book is an antipoetic trip inside another Havana, in complete and crazy family intimacy. A neighborhood, a bird in a cage, a girl with a cigarette, a dirty and enchanting autofiction.
« Then – and this is exactly when VD’s inclusive vision works its magic – comes a picture of a terrapin in a filthy, broken bowl. This is poetry and antipoetry (the facing page carries a poem by Gutiérrez called “Material Antipoético” – translation in the back). Everything that a consumer-driven society obsessed by perfection would find depressing and cheap and ugly and sad is made beautiful in its unbeauty. This is VD’s great achievement and his great love. »
Max Houghton - foto8 magazine.
THE ORIGINAL BOOK WAS A FINALIST FOR THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES BOOK AWARD 2009
Originally published by Bold Publishing (Amsterdam), 2008.
19 X 28 cm
Print run of undefined copies (numbered and signed by the artist.
Offset printing on 122 Japanese Kasadaka paper, by Lecturis (Eindhoven, NL)
Including poems by the famous Cuban writer Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, author of Dirty Trilogy of Havana