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Transart Faculty Geoff Cox edits 01.01CM: Collection of the Museum of Ordure

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Book Launch

01.01.CM: Collection of the Museum of Ordure

01.01.CM presents over 100 covers of The Communist Manifesto, compiled by the Museum of Ordure from its collection. The book is turned inside out to draw attention to its material form and historical conditions: the covers have fascinating stories to tell of hopes and anticipated futures – for instance, in their use of particular imagery and in the signs of wear through human use –  and draw attention to the excesses of capitalist production. This notion of excess is fundamental to the overall project of the Museum of Ordure in its attention to the management of human waste and identification of ordure. What value do readers place upon the Manifesto in a situation where radical politics appears to have been reduced to commodity form, nostalgia or mere curiosity?

Book launch & performance
01.01.CM will be launched in Antipyrine Bookstore (Kunsthal Aarhus) wednesday the 19th of february 17:00–18:00. The launch will include a sound performance by the Curator and Acting Director of the Museum of Ordure, R Y Sirb.
01.01.CM is published as part of the exhibition: Systemics#3: Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or, how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later), in Kunsthal Aarhus (16 jan. – 30 mar. 2014).
collection of the Museum of Ordure
Museum of Ordure
Antipyrine, 2014
printed by Specialtrykkeriet Viborg
bookbinding by Bogbinderiet Aarhus
supported by the Danish Arts Council
ISBN 978-87-93108-07-3
272 pages
240 kr (30€)

 

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