Title: Bringing something back
Published by: Bergen Kunsthall, Camden Arts Centre and Koenig Book, 2019
Artist: Joachim Koester
Texts: Jelena Martinovic, David Toop, Yann Chantigné, Joachim Koester
Editors: Mai Lahn-Johannessen, Steinar Sekkingstad
Design: Blank Blank
Price: 18 Euro
Danish artist Joachim Koester’s new book, Bringing Something Back, centres on a series of “meditation tapes” that Koester presented in his exhibitions at Camden Art Centre in 2017 and Bergen Kunsthall in 2018. The “tapes” explored the various twilight zones between waking and sleeping, and what can be brought back from such semi-darkened mental states in an exhibition context. Operating on the one hand as an exhibition catalogue, documenting the artworks and ideas that were presented in these two shows, the book also sets out to expand this exploration in its own right. A visual essay, compiled by art historian, writer and curator Yann Chateigné, runs through the book and combines Koester’s own works with a selection of archival pictures that visually extends the discourse of the “tapes”, texts and artworks.