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A guiding dog for a blind dog

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Catalogue for the exhibition "A guiding dog for a blind dog", FUTURA Gallery (Prague, CZ), 24. 4. - 17. 6. 2018
Published by FUTURA
Designed by Parallel Practice
Edited by Lukas Hofmann

The news is fake sometimes and the horizon’s relative. The Flat Earth movement thrives while people are investing in competitive drone racing and building dwellings in the ocean; we started delivering lectures in saunas as works of art, but it’s still paintings that bankers buy. Normality has always been crafted into a condition by the interested powers and parties, made a brittle instrument to mark what’s abnormal, unreal. The brace the word sits on, however, is of mesh, liquid. It’s nebulous. As soon as it designates a stable boundary, the demarcation jiggles and splits like foam. In from this wet threshold walks a guiding dog.

The volume stands as a collection of dialogues with artists, poetic texts, and a catalogue for the exhibition A guiding dog for a blind dog, held at Centre for Contemporary Art Futura in Prague in 2018. Weaving into and through its delightful imagery are Nat Marcus’s written works, in which she individually relates to the concrete pieces in the exhibition. More often than not, the relation may seem arcane and cryptic. Her texts may read like a poem or a piece of prose; they may simulate a newspaper tear-out found on the street, or present an excerpt of an academic text. Perhaps its intention could be that of a book of incantations or a platter of delicatessen, as an object to contain this multitude within and without the exhibition space.