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Jean-Pascal Flavien and Julien Jonas Bismuth
Devonian Press
Artists' Books
21.5 × 30 cm

On July 26th, 2006, two boats met somewhere off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, near the Ilhas Cagarras. This artists’ book arises out of that meeting, a performance entitled Plouf! by Bismuth and Flavien. The performance was built from a series of exchanges between the artists over several months. A sailing ship, party of Rio, accommodated the public and Flavien and Bismuth were held in a smaller boat, party of the beach of Copacabana, that left one hour later. The moment the two boats were within range to communicate marked the beginning of the performance. Reading texts punctuated by signs and signals, the performance was completed only when the two boats drifted too far apart. The performance is illustrated through full page images and overlaid text.

  1. Plouf!

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