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Attraction étrange

Louise Hervé and Clovis Maillet

Inspired by American pulps, this artist’s book is a reinterpretation of the practice of the two artists through the prism of genre literature.

For their first artist’s book, Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet draw inspiration from the American popular genre of the “pulp”— a genre mostly dedicated to fantastic literature and science–fiction — to present a first overview of their work. They commissioned a graphic illustrator to design a “pulp” cover and three authors to write curious short stories whose outlines are derived from their artworks and their recent exhibitions. Hervé & Maillet have also redesigned all of them as black & white illustrations to accompany their performance scripts and own texts such as the 19th-century-like serial story they published in 2012 in a local newspaper. Fascinated by narrative processes and multi-layered (hi)stories, their book is a way to filter their practice through a literary genre they are familiar with.

  • TitleAttraction étrange
  • Author(s)Stéphane Bérard, Céline Minard, Emmanuelle Pireyre and a serial novel by Louise Hervé and Chloé (Clovis) Maillet
  • Artist(s)Louise Hervé and Clovis Maillet
  • Date2013
  • PublisherJRP|Editions
  • Co-publisherFRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims / Centre d’art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme / Kunstverein Braunschweig / Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry — Le Crédac / Marcelle Alix, Paris / Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris / International Insitute for Important Items, Paris. With the support of Centre national des arts plastiques.
  • Graphic designCouverture : Elodie Bouedec
  • IllustrationsBlack and white
  • LanguageFrench / English
  • Pages224
  • Size18 × 25,9 cm (broché)
  • ISBN978-3-03764-308-2
  • Price19 €
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