Friday, 17 September 2021

Fake Calligraphy Publication

 Out now!

 Artists: Maartje Fliervoet, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kato Six, Melissa Gordon, manoeuvre and Fake Calligraphy participants

Language: English, size: 340x240 mm, pages: 95, illustrations: colour, B/W, offset, format: Soft cover, texts: manoeuvre, Esma Moukhtar, Ada Van Hoorebeke and Fake Calligraphy participants, editors: Ada Van Hoorbeke, Maartje Fliervoet, Katja Gretzinger, Chris Rotsaert, designer: Studio Katja Gretzinger, published by: Bom Dia Books (Berlin)

Fake Calligraphy is a mobile sculpture consisting of a simple set of metal frames, batik, and tools that are used in repeated collective performances. The sculpture serves as a workshop where patterns based on pseudo-writing are collectively produced. 

This book documents a joint making process along with some of the techniques that are applied here, such as dyeing with natural dyes and wax batik. Fake Calligraphy is an ongoing work made by many participants, developed and facilitated by Ada Van Hoorebeke, Maartje Fliervoet, and the artistic platform manoeuvre. Amongst other places, Fake Calligraphy was performed and shown at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Kunsthal Gent, and at homes and studio’s of contributors in Ghent, Serekunda, Brussels, The Netherlands and Berlin.

Book Launch: Fake Calligraphy

Sunday 26 September 2021
ongoing from 11am - 6 pm
at  Kunsthal Gent

with a collective book signing session and soundscape by D'Andrade, Fake Calligraphy and manoeuvre