ART & STRIPES publications Mads Nørgaard, 2015. 8vo in wraps as issued.96 pages. Illustrated richly. Text in English. Near fine / fine clean copy.
“In PLEASE BE HERE NOW, Dwelling #1: The Body, the main theme of exploration was the performers own, female body – as private, public and artistic material. Nana Francisca Schottländer lived for three days and nights, 72 hours, in the shop window of Nørgaard Store in central Copenhagen, where she performed everyday chores like sleeping, reading, eating, drinking, thinking – being. While being there she challenged the spectator’s gaze by looking as much at the people passing by and stopping, as they looked at her. The piece created a platform for shared reflections and encounters and was visited by people of all ethnicities, ages, social groups and background at all times of the day and night. During her stay, invited guests joined her in her dwelling to share their thoughts on the body as professional and personal point of reference.” – The book incluides an interview by Michael Thouber, head of Kunsthal Charlottenborg with Nana Francisca Schottländer and Mads Nørgaard about the piece, an introduction by Torben Sangild and photos by Casper Sejersen, Alexandra Buhl, David Morrow and Georg Jagunov. Excerpts from the text generated throughout the piece are also included. Each book is numbered by hand and signed by the artist (# 364).