MIRROR | ME
Edited by Brandon Stosuy, this zine was developed from a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by Stosuy and Kai Althoff in the Summer of 2009 at Dispatch Bureau in NYC. It was displayed during the White Columns Annual 2009, during which pages were added by the original exhibition’s various participants. The Zine features new materials by artists, writers and musicians such as Adam Helms, Brandon Stosuy, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Kai Althoff, Karlynn Holland, Lionel Maunz, Matt Zaremba, Matteah Baim, Mitch Kehe, Nick Z., Peter Sotos, Philip Best, Scott Campbell, Theo Stanley, Yair Oelbaum, Zach Baron.
They tell us Varg Vikernes is almost free. He killed someone in the early 1990s. At that time he believed in Satan.
And Brandon was relieved, and so was Kai, when they heard Varg was to be set free after all these years. While in prison, he taught so many about paganism. He is a paganist and a racist, therefore he will also not accept homosexuality. They are eagerly expecting his steps into a life of paganism, devoid of the limitation of being imprisoned.
Wynton Marsalis writes the most refined music, and he plays the trumpet. He did soundtracks for Spike Lee to multiply all New York summers known in the year of 1985. This is amongst a black community.
Brandon admires Varg’s music. Kai wants to follow Varg and wonders how it all goes together with Brandon wanting the country to be governed by Barack Obama, while also listening to Varg. And Kai thinks Varg Vikernes would be a man he truly wanted to follow,denying his false conception to love a man in the W R O N G way, which will automatically lead to his self-perception as scum in the eye of Varg. Thus, if told to be executed, he would accept with no lament. Wynton Marsalis stands for culture and smartness. And self-confidence.
Wynton is what stands for the civilized in man. He is looked upon as
the most degenerated form of a black man by some pagan, as this
blackman holds the power of awareness and intellectualism.
This is questioned. Also by some semi-forceful act.
Brandon Stosuy is a writer based in New York. Stosuy is the managing editor of Pitchfork and edited “Down is Down and Up is Up,” published by NYU Press.
Kai Altholff is an artist and musician based in New York. His work has been the subject of solo shows at museums such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Diözesanmuseum Freising,Germany, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, Museo de Arte Contemporanea ca USP, Brazil, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany.
8 x 11.5 inches
74 B&W images
Edition of 1000
Artinfo, October 2010