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Land of Crystal
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Mai-Thu Perret Land of Crystal
Edited by Christoph Keller.
Texts by Mai-Thu Perret, Giovanni Carmine, Fabrice Stroun, Paula van den Bosch, Hamza Walker.
published in 2008
English edition
24 x 24 cm (softcover)
256 pages (80 colour & 50 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905701-55-5
EAN: 9783905701555
out of print
 
This book comprises most of Mai-Thu Perret's projects from the body of work "The Crystal Frontier", as well as a selection of her texts and a specially designed collage of references.
The publication is part of the series of artist's projects edited by Christoph Keller.
Mai-Thu Perret was born in 1976 in Geneva, where she lives and works. She studied at Cambridge University and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. The first body of works she developed was entitled "The Crystal Frontier": a series that comprises text and objects, which she describes as either the hypothetical production of a group of women living in autarchy in the desert of New Mexico, or the materialization of the principles that shape their everyday life. Investigating our relationships to common objects found in contemporary art, design spaces, and shops, the artist engages with the consequences and changing realities of utopian thinking as it becomes incorporated into capitalism's mainstream.