Oslo, Texas is the second in a new series of publications issued by The Power Station, Dallas, documenting the institution’s recent site-specific project with Norwegian artist and writer Matias Faldbakken. The publication features contributions by John Kelsey, artist Josh Smith and a translated excerpt from Faldbakken’s novel Unfun.
PUBLISHER THE POWER STATION
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.5 x 10 in. / 110 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/31/2013 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 179
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780984023011FLAT40 LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $40.00
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For this publication, novelist and artist Matias Faldbakken (born 1973) went into the log of his various hard drives and extracted parts of his Google search histories. His search phrases, reproduced here chronologically, were mostly oriented around image searches, and therefore illustrate the verbal foundations of Faldbakken's art. This volume occupies a space in between the artist's visual and textual production, thus resembling a form of concrete poetry.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Christoph Keller. Text by Brian Sholis, Matias Faldbakken, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen.
Rising Oslo artist and writer Matias Faldbakken, born in 1973, has published two novels under the alias Abo Rasul. Filled with acid humor and low blows, his immediately notorious books investigated the relationships between underground and mainstream culture in Norway. His artwork does the same, taking on systems of knowledge, power, order and exchange.