Louise Hervé and Chloé (Clovis) Maillet
Artist’s book, in a form inspired by American pulps: a reinterpretation of the practice of the two French artists through the prism of genre literature.
For their first artist’s book, Louise Hervé & Chloé (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 regional 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 Chloé (Clovis) Maillet
- PublisherJRP éditions
- 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
- Size18 × 25,9 cm (broché)
- Price19 €