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Die Laughing

Artist
Stanya Kahn
Date
2016
Publisher
2nd Cannons Publications
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-0-9839754-6-5
Size
15.2 × 24.8 cm
Length
60 pp
Genre
Drawing
Description

Die Laughing is a collection of drawings Kahn created over the course of two years. Some were made for the book, some for exhibitions, some as sketches on the way to other works, and some almost made it into the trash.

Similarly to Kahn’s videos, this book offers threads of narrative but no grand arcs, its story in part relying on the reader for activation in the alchemy of meeting. Doorways, trails, tunnels, walls, and wide-open undefined cosmic spaces offer accumulative momentum as well as discrete moments completing themselves on the page. For Kahn, the drawings often work in place of scripts, a form of writing in which time, space, the body and psyche grapple with immediacy. Worms, witches, women, snakes, rocks, turds, t-shirts and a couple of yetis—_Die Laughing_’s figures emerge from the conceptual core of Kahn’s practice: from the low place where you lie, to confront the worst things first and crack jokes in the face of it. Through the cracks come something else, maybe the things we need: new discourse, a break in the system, sharp tools, salve and the unknown.

Softcover, colour.

  1. Die Laughing
 

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