collector's edition of ANITA is being produced
in a very limited edition of only 20 copies. Geyskens
created a unique work of art for each edition.
This edition is also finished in a luxurious fashion
and protect in an artistic slipcase, which Geyskens
himself has worked.
In 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
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, covered in leather, clean cut
Artistic slipcase, which Geyskens himself has
Luxurious paper (200gr)
30 x 30 cm
Throughout coll. Ill.
(artistic Dutch texts by Bernard Dewulf)
Imprint: VdH Books - <H>ART
Price: 1450 € (VAT incl)