Aikaterini Gegisian – Handbook of the Spontaneous Other

$79.00

In Handbook of the Spontaneous OtherAikaterini Gegisian brings together a diverse range of found photographic material produced in Western Europe and the USA during the 1960s and 1970s. Composed of a series of 64 collages, the book playfully recontextualises images from popular culture that Gegisian has sourced — from pornographic magazines, tourist catalogues and National Geographic spreads — in order to subvert the way that the body, nature and pleasure have been represented in Western capitalist fantasies.

Divided into nine chapters that follow a metaphysical narrative of colour and sensation, the book ultimately seeks to locate a ‘spontaneous other’; a notion of the self and of pleasure that exist beyond the confines of popular culture and its dominant modes of representation.

17 x 24 cm, hardcover, MACK (London).