Composed of a series of 59 collages, in Handbook of the Spontaneous Other Aikaterini Gegisian playfully recontextualises images from popular culture that Gegisian has sourced – from pornographic magazines, tourist catalogues and National Geographic spreads – in order to subvert the way that the body, nature and pleasure have been represented in Western capitalist fantasies.
Artist(s) Aikaterini Gegisian
Divided into nine chapters that follow a metaphysical narrative of colour and sensation, the book ultimately seeks to locate a ‘spontaneous other’; a notion of the self and of pleasure that exist beyond the confines of popular culture and its dominant modes of representation.
In this book, Aikaterini Gegisian brings together a diverse range of found photographic material produced in Western Europe and the USA during the 1960s and 1970s.
Embossed linen hardback, 17 x 24 cm
published March 2020
€35 £30 $40