Honoré d'O: Tant Pis
Essays by Dieter Roelstraete and Honore d'O.
This story d'O is a long one. The Belgian conceptual, video and installation artist has packed some 1000 images, along with text, into these 800 pages. The tale is enigmatic, the meanings of the varying shapes ambiguous, but like previous works of his (the sculpture Mammy made of cooking and cleansing utensils; a video of the Himalayas that showed him appearing to top a peak with toothpaste), the work is playful, humorous, lively and interactive. Often, the images here seem to be in motion of their own accord, but if you want to watch them really move, pick up some popcorn and pop in the accompanying DVD.