Montez Press
Christiane Blattmann
Metis in Space

Elusiveness is one of goddess Metis' major traits. However, when she, the one without an attachment to a place, intrudes into foreign locations at the very right moment - as it is her practice, she is entangled with memory and acuteness. The moment she infiltrates established relative strenghs, a continuity is introduced to an existing time - the intruder's extraneousness causes a rupture. She is familiar with narratitvity.

"Metis in Space" is a collage of texts in which the reader will encounter feasts on top of sarcophagai, hear about the appropriation of the third dimension and architecture of the fourth dimension, take a walk along the Via Ostiense in Rome accompanied by Pier Paolo Passolini and St. Paulus, join myth making with the italian writing collective Wu Ming, witness Constant meeting Bruno Latour and Henri Lefebvre as they are facing public fences in Hamburg, Germany, the naming of the planets and labyrinthine causing vertigo.

The clandestine and belowground side of social life / and the everyday life / The action / A metaphorical and roaming city penetrating the planned and easy-to-read city's clear text. / Simulation / mis-appropriation

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Auflauf der Fassaden, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 2013, curated by Rebekka Seubert, Gina Fischli and Susanne Stroh

Christiane Blattmann is a sculptor living in Hamburg and Brussels and is a founding member of Montez Press.

ISBN 978-3-945247-06-8

Year: 2013

Format: 174 × 236 mm

Binding: Perfect bound

Pages: 70

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