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PAPER IS A LEAF THAT WILL DESTROY US IN ITS FALL: SARAH VAN LAMSWEERDE. Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 82 pp. with 30 col. ills. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9789491677502 In English.
Publisher's description: The compact monograph on Amsterdam-based performance/installation artist Sarah van Lamsweerde's (b. 1971) most recent performance, Paper is a leaf that will destroy us in its fall, includes photographs of objects from Lega (a people from the northeastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo), ancient "proverb strings" or mutanga along with those created by the artist plus her performers Esther Mugambi and Alex Zakkas. The objects in a proverb string traditionally function as carriers of wisdom that are activated in social situations. In Paper Is a Leaf, Van Lamsweerde explores what it means to develop an ideographic tool in our age of virtual images and communications, engaging a variety of related aesthetic and ethical questions in the process. Dutch writer and evolutionary biologist Tijs Goldsmidt, independent curator and editor Alessandra Saviotti and choreographer Norberto Llopis Segarra contribute thoughtful and informative essays to this cultural-based work. Proverbs are translated into Kilega (Bantu language of the Congo) and French.
Artist(s):Van Lamsweerde, Sarah
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — Post-2000 — Video/Film/Performance, Installation Art — Women Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 173067
Paperbound $20.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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