MANIFESTO (Jérémie Pujau)
Manifesto: a Kafkaesque 9-hour performance. The artist brings a typewriter and writes his manifesto. The performance is broadcast live on social media. Comments on the video are projected in the "office", the performer can respond directly to the comments. At the end of the day, the manifesto becomes a book, a sacred relic. Copies are made and available for the public.
Vexer Verlag Büro Berlin, Köpenicker Str. 154, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin
Performance: Jérémie Pujau
Co-production: Vexer Verlag Büro Berlin
Politics is the core of my practice. Through recognizable set-ups, I shift reality and push it to a point of no return to trigger an awareness. Therefore, what seems to be “normal” is called into question, its structure is revealed and people have to take a position and/or realize their own situation, responsibility and power. Like Mona Hatoum, “I try to articulate the political through the aesthetics of the work”, but “I choose to see art as an educational tool used to potentially reach out to everyone”, “A mean of action against social and individual reality.” (Collectif d’Art Sociologique, 1968-1980).
The Vexer Verlag was founded in the 1980s and specializes in the publication of artist's books and artist editions in limited runs. The publisher's interest applies to the different artistic issues and develops individual book forms that correspond to the contents. We are a Swiss art book publisher with a showroom in Berlin since 2014 where book premieres, exhibitions, readings, performances and concerts take place in connection with our publishing program.