The Sickness, Book One
2017
Novella; 120 pages, digital offset print, paperback, 250 copies

(Photos: Shay Dashevsky)


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First commissioned by curator ︎︎︎Elisa Rusca for the group exhibition Into the Mu at Kunsthalle Bratislava, the work utilises the format of paperback science-fiction so as to examine ideas of information control, memory and mourning, performed identity, and the materiality of bodies. The dystopian narrative of the book involves a mysterious global pandemic in a near-future scenario. A starting point in the conception of the novella was a story about the American actor Karl Malden including his original Serbian name (Sekulovich) in many of his productions. The Sickness, Book One was designed and published by ︎︎︎TFGC Publishing (Düsseldorf).