Our first monograph, collecting our work and workings from the past ten years. The book includes texts by Daisy Hildyard, Andrés Jaque, Lucia Pietroiusti and Xiaoyu Weng. It was designed by Roland Brauchli, edited by Jesse Connuck and Joanna Joseph and published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
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From the back cover:
From producing sterile goldfish to choreographing the factory assembly line, the work of artists Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen could be thought of as situated, where the making of the work is performed within particular networks. These networks — whether connecting raw materials, mythic conditions, animal genetics, constructions of uncertainty, or colonial inheritances — form a point of departure from which to think of friction, entanglement, porousness, reflection, and self-implication.
Not What I Meant But Anyway reveals the processes behind Cohen and Van Balen’s work and working, drawing out the often long and multidimensional undertaking of research and production. Intermingling conversations between the artists on living and working together, their generated ephemera, and a series of external reflections, the book hints at the intimacies and estrangements inherent to their practice.