the art book ANITA, Vincent Geyskens and Bernard
Dewulf experiment with the book as means of artistic
expression. The visual work of Vincent Geyskens
(collages, drawings and other visual material)
runs through the book in interaction with the
words and text of Bernard Dewulf.
In their contrary, sometimes
raw, often inappropriate sensuality, Geyskens’
collages present themes such as: skin, fascism,
infection, eroticism, artificial light, pornography,
androgyny, the body as experiment and myth, visual
culture as the original of a double-entendre fiction.
The result is a collection of
‘new images’ with a large, contrary,
simultaneously vulnerable and sometimes aggressive
sensuality, consisting of a wide range of materials
– from clippings to veneered wood, from
paint to plastic.
Geyskens is very attentive to
the materiality that he is working with: tears,
scratches, spray trails, folds, etc., build the
work up and, at the same time, expose them. Those
intrusions express the physical reality of the
often erotic images in a brutal way. Bernard Dewulf’s
search is for a counterweight in language to this
process. He does that in the full knowledge that
the materiality and the tactility of words are
essentially different from those of the images.
In these texts, the writer turns his usual sensuality
inside out and allows the tone of the collages
to protect his language.
Vincent Geyskens – Bernard Dewulf
Hardcover, clean cut
30 x 30 cm
Throughout coll. Ill.
(artistic Dutch texts by Bernard Dewulf)
Imprint: VdH Books - <H>ART
Price: 39.90 € (VAT incl)