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On False Tears

Cally Spooner, 2020

Publication

Soft cover
Editors: Andrea Villani, Roos Gortzak, Vanessa Boni
Texts by: Cally Spooner
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4681-6
Graphic design: Roland Brauchli
Dimensions: 24.3 x 18 cm
Language: English
236 pages


€ 45  


A tear, engineered in 1856 by Rodolphe—the adulterous lover of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary—is dripped onto a breakup letter and sent to the heroine via messenger. “There ought to have been some tears on this; but I can’t cry; it isn’t my fault,” he says, but not to her. Then, having filled a drinking glass with water, Rodolphe dips his finger and lets a big drop fall onto the paper, leaving a pale stain on the ink. Cally Spooner’s monograph documents a large eco-system of over 40 works which takes the incident of this false tear as a lynch pin, to reflect on the outsourcing, hijacking, erosion, decay, or destruction of personal, subjective utterance, in a 21st century hyper connected and financialized climate. For the monograph, Spooner describes each work in an active, present-tense voice, intercut with diagrams, drawings, culled and censored correspondence. New essays bring into focus central themes that play out in Spooner’s transdisciplinary performance work.

Les voix blanches (map)
Dominique Petitgand
€ 1200
Fail to Fall
Roman Ondak
€ 20
It might never happen (Poster encounter)
Ryan Gander
€ 290
AMA. Ľubomír Ďurček, Květoslava Fulierová, Július Koller and Amateur Artists
Július Koller
€ 25
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – The Licence
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 14
Deux mille quinze
Mark Geffriaud
€ 29
HOWOHWHWOOWHWHOWOH
Yann Sérandour
€ 21
On False Tears
Cally Spooner
€ 45
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body - The Private Score
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 6
Robert Breer: A à Z
Robert Breer
€ 25
Robert Breer: A to Z
Robert Breer
€ 25
Spoon
Pratchaya Phinthong
€ 250
THE ANNOTATED READER
Ryan Gander
€ 27
And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Cally Spooner
€ 13
Project Phalanstère at CAC Brétigny – or “Of museum orgy or mixed omnigamy in composite and harmonic order” Treatise
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 25
Toast
Mark Geffriaud
€ 25
écoute 3
Dominique Petitgand
€ 40
History Repeats Itself
Roman Ondak, Brigitte Huck
€ 30
One Man Anti Show, Dokumentation, Documentation, Dokumentàcia
Daniel Grúň, Kathrin Rhomberg, Georg Schöllhammer (eds.)
€ 25
Picasso and I
Ryan Gander
€ 10
Règle du jeu
Elina Brotherus
€ 35
One Man Anti Show
Július Koller
€ 25
Soleil Politique
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 25
The light from the north
Elina Brotherus
€ 30
Da Capo Fifteen Films
Deimantas Narkevičius
€ 30
Disasters
Pratchaya Phinthong
€ 70
Le présent continue
Omer Fast
€ 35
Les femmes de la Maison Carré
Elina Brotherus
€ 20
Sans son chien (Cadbury purple)
Yann Sérandour
€ 100
Tango-Housut / Tango Trousers
Elina Brotherus
€ 20
Culturefield
Ryan Gander
€ 55
D E I M A N T A S : Cupboard and a song
Deimantas Narkevičius
€ 5
Július Koller: Galéria Ganku
Július Koller
€ 30
Roman Ondak: Time Capsule
Roman Ondak
€ 35
5,000 Feet Is the Best
Omer Fast
€ 25
Le Dit du dé
Ryan Gander
€ 20
Loop
Roman Ondak
€ 40
Observations
Roman Ondak
€ 30
No. 2
Ryan Gander
€ 12
Roman Ondak - Notebook
Roman Ondak
€ 50
Rosa's Letters
Pia Rönicke
€ 24
Robert Breer
Robert Breer
€ 45
Július Koller: Science-Fiction Retrospective
Július Koller
€ 65
Bez Názvu - Jiří Kovanda, 1970‑2001
Jiří Kovanda
€ 35
Inside the White Cube – Overprinted edition
Yann Sérandour
€ 25
Notes on It’s a Right Heath Robinson Affair
Ryan Gander
€ 5
Measuring the Universe
Roman Ondak
€ 25
Etudes d'après modèle, danseurs
Elina Brotherus
€ 50
Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak
€ 30
Robert Breer: Films, Floats & Panoramas
Robert Breer
€ 30
Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak
€ 35
The New Painting
Elina Brotherus
€ 50
I wanna tell you something
Omer Fast
€ 15
(textes/sons)
Dominique Petitgand
€ 10
Float
Robert Breer
€ 300