Paper leaves and other constructions
a reading companion to Always Already
compiled and edited by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani
Always Already is an 8-hour performance installation by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani, which uses materials, text, sound and movement to explore the weaving together of plant, human and machine, including human/plant and human/machine hybrids.
Paper leaves and other constructions is a 32-page booklet, introducing the themes and content of the project, and responding to many of the questions that arose in the creative process. Drawing parallels between a path through life and one through the making of a particular work of performance, the booklet answers the question “how did you do that?”
The booklet includes contributions from Karen, Tara, Payman Kassaei (Professor of Mathematics, Kings College), Felipe Ribeiro (performance artist and researcher), Omikemi (poet), Eirini Kartsaki (performance writer and teacher), and an interview with Henry Dagg (sound sculptor and builder of experimental musical instruments).
A chronology of actions she performed between 2008 and 2015. The book was made in a limited edition, to be given, received, traded, lost, found, purposely lost lost, donated lent, passed on – and never sold.
A publication where the work Fabião has been developing in the streets since 2008 acquires a new dimension. Containts extensive photographic material and writings by the artist and original essays.
Catalogue which documents construction of works and relevant texts from the Atos de Falo festival in Brazil. In Portuguese and English