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Slavs and Tatars

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Larry Nixed, Trachea Trixed, 2015

The internationally renowned art collective Slavs and Tatars is devoted to the area known as Eurasia: east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China. Considering themselves as “archeologists of the everyday”, the collective focuses on the interplay of religion, power, language and identities. The latest artist book Wripped Scripped continues the collective’s investigation of alphabets as an equally political and affective platform. While the roll-out of new alphabets has often accompanied the rise and fall of empires, the artists attempt to liberate not so much peoples and nations but rather the sounds and letters that make up language.

For the Edition Gerd Hatje, Slavs and Tatars selected the silkscreen print Larry nixed, Trachea trixed. It looks at various attempts to “Cyrillicize” sounds or phonemes that did not previously exist in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. One of many attempts to extend or embed Soviet influence with a decidedly more sensuous if not sexualized approach to the traditionally cold clinical approach of linguistics.

Slavs and Tatars
Larry Nixed, Trachea Trixed, 2015

Screenprint on paper

70 x 50cm

numbered, seal stamped on reverse

Ed.: 100, 15 of which are offered by Edition Gerd Hatje


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