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Dora GARCIA


Mad Marginal - Archives

 

 

 

Dora GARCIA Mad Marginal - Archives

Dora García: Mad Marginal - Archives

 

 

Production and publishing: Rosascape, Paris, 2011
Size: 33 x 28 x 7 cm.
This edition is limited to 10 French-language, 10 Spanish-language, 10 Italian-language and 10 English-language copies.
Each edition is numbered from 1 to 10 and signed by Dora García.
Euro 1.200
Euro 1.440, including local tax (TVA)

 

The artist's book MAD MARGINAL developed in parallel with the eponymous project Dora García has been working on since 2009. In the form of an archival box file, this artist's book compiles 27 documents (texts, photos, a DVD, a CD, emails, interviews and conversations, leaflets, etc.) which have fueled Dora García's research these past two years. These documents are identical facsimile reproductions of the originals. Dealing with marginality as an artistic and political position, Dora García attends to the different meanings involved in such a position, considering both the contradictory character and the beauty of the artist as marginal figure. Her research first developed out of her reading of texts by the Italian psychiatrist and essayist Franco Basaglia (in the 1960s, among other things, the latter established and ran the 'therapeutic communities' in Trieste and Gorizia that campained for the rights of 'psychiatrised' people. In Italy his struggle lead to Law 180 (1978) which aimed at abolishing the psychiatric hospital). The Mad Marginal project is essentially inscribed within the Trieste context, where the «Basaglian revolution» gained momentum between 1971 and 1978. Dora García's research for Mad Marginal also includes texts by thinkers such as Fernand Deligny, Michel Foucault, David Cooper, R.D. Laing, as well as writers and artists such as Jack Smith, Antonin Artaud, Lenny Bruce, James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Robert Walser, etc.
In resonance with this project, the artist's book reproduces a large number of the archives Dora García has been putting together since 2009. From the very outset Mad Marginal - the artist's book and the material it contains, that is - were conceived of as a whole that would bring together, document and fuel the research process and the artistic project. The rendering of the various topographies attached to the various documents (texts exerpted from websites, a tract, educational leaflets, emails, etc.), to their original context (documents both from the 1970s-80s and the present) and printing format and method (digital photographs, DVD, CD, photocopies, books, digital prints, etc.) affords a deep immersion into the complex network of documents grounding Dora García's work.

The book was part of the show as Dora García presented at the Spanish Pavillion in the 2011 Venice Biennale (June 4th - November 27th 2011).

 

Dora GARCIA Mad Marginal - Archives

 

Dora García: Mad Marginal - Archives

 

 

Dora GARCIA Mad Marginal - Archives


Dora García: Mad Marginal - Archives

 

 

 

 



 

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