Christopher Wilde, Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber

In Direct/House of Cards

Christopher Wilde, Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber

In Direct/House of Cards

Date

2008

Edition Size

unique

Media

Crayon, Graphite, Hand-painting, Ink, Monoprint, Natural Pigments, Rubbing

Binding

Cloth case, Hand-sewn

Dimensions

12 × 8.5 in

Pages

22

Location

Brooklyn, NY

$ 680.00

Out of Print


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The University of Iowa (UI)

Artists / Authors: ORGANIK: Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber, Christopher K. Wilde
Binding: hand-sewn binding, cloth spine, wax rubbed cloth covers
Edition: unique, binding by Sara Parkel, dyed Nepalese paper.
Pages: 22, dimensions: 8.5 X 12 inches
Publisher: Organik, Brooklyn, NY
Media: aspiration, drawing, mono-printing, painting, and rubbings with black pepper, curry powder, graphite, ink, blessed ochre pigments from Australia, tumeric, wax crayon, and other media.

In Direct / House of Cards is another in a series of hopeful incantations in illuminated manuscript form by Organik.

Using a variety of handmade papers from around the world, with a dense handpainted environment for the experimental calligraphy of Weber to rest upon, the book is its own subject matter, a house of cards, a codex with a problematic love affair. The book addresses the reader directly. Almost two years in the making the book borrows a text from a song by the alternative rock band Radio Head written by lead singer Thom Yorke.

I don’t want to be your friend
I just want to be your lover
No matter how it ends
No matter how it starts

Forget about your house of cards
And I’ll do mine
Forget about your house of cards
And I’ll do mine

Fall off the table,
Get swept under
Denial, denial

The infrastructure will collapse
Voltage spikes
Throw your keys in the bowl
Kiss your husband goodnight

Forget about your house of cards
And I’ll do mine
Forget about your house of cards
And I’ll do mine

Fall off the table,
And get swept under

Denial, denial
Denial, denial