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Experiential and mapped, VIRGINS takes us on car rides, through hotel rooms and up close to meat viscera and enamel structures. Oscillating through binaries, concepts of innocence and experience are dragged by their creaturely haunches by ‘gathered clumps’ of characters who play, fight, bathe, fuck and browse on the burning pyre of old ideas.
They say we aren’t built for it. This
species or another.
Crewcut & fatigued, a swollen head
on the box says thin-lipped,
When most people talk about killing,
they are like virgins talking about
Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. They live and work in Berlin, and have received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery, London, and Volksbühne, Berlin, among others. Drawing on personal experiences as well as history and counter histories, their work addresses the fallibility, adaptability and vulnerability of living being, societies and technologies: the condition of being a body caught in the structures of the social and material world. Designed by Chaosmos Studios Printed in Salford & Sussex Saddle-stitched w/ stamped cover 170mm x 208mm First edition ISBN: 978-1-80068-460-7 £8 + p&p Add to basket
Published by Monitor Books
170 x 208 mm