Sunday, October 6, 2013

British Colombian Art News

A friend kindly got me out of the hole of my head long enough to go to the Vancouver Art Book Fair, put on by the good folks at Project Space. We ended up seeing a presentation by Andres Fresneda from La Silueta, a Colombian publishing house and maker of art objects mostly resembling books, which is apparently a chore in Colombia where reading is not a habit among most of the populace. They publish photographic works and stuff about scary whistling skeletons among other things. More here.

Among the most interesting Other Things is stuff by Powerpaola, who wrote Virus Tropical which is sadly not yet in English, but I suppose The Lovely Daughter will be able to figure it out. It's autobiography, the title of which refers to a doctor's diagnosis of Paola's thought-to-be-sterile mother. It sounds good: Paola's father was a Colombian priest who kept a family in Ecuador. Also mom is a witch. Powers other than Paola have decided it should be a movie at some point in the future. Have a trailer:

1 comment:

El Manquécito said...

Powerpaola sounds like a Pynchonian anime teen temptress.