A-hem. Is this thing on? Ok. A-hem. Here at the Dead Genesis headquarters we are utterly proud to announce this fall’s publications. First, we have the third installment of the ongoing Dead Genesis Split Series, called Dead Genesis Split Series #3, which will this time feature monsieurs Sami Aho and Reijo Kärkkäinen. No need to repeat the names to tell you, ma’ms and sirs, that this will be a w e s o m e and most likely quite artsy as well (and yes that’s a good thing). Second, we have Mr. General-knowledge-is-totally-fucking-underrated-and-should-be-a-olympic-sport-and-I-would-nail-it Tuomas Tiainen, whose Kliida Klaada Kluuda is nothing but images of his shiny collage pieces from this and last year. Another winner, yes? The details of the aforementioned publications for the anal-minded are:
DEAD GENESIS SPLIT SERIES #3: AHO & KÄRKKÄINEN
ISBN 978-952-67792-4-9 // DG-011
34 pages // Black-and-white // In Finnish (with English translations)
Soft-cover // 160 x 240 mm
Sami Aho presents “Maalari maalaa taloa” (“A Painter Paints a House”), a wonderfully weird yet gripping glimpse of a master at work. This beautiful 16-pager shouts the questions out loud but does so in total silence: Who is painting and what is being painted – and, more importantly, why? Are we, collectively, responsible for things we possibly arent’ as individuals? Nevertheless, before painting the house, the house must be built.
Reijo Kärkkäinen seems to ask even more with “Varikko” (“Pit Stop”). If Jesus built one’s hot rod, did he also build a proper pit stop? Who is knocking on the door begging to get in? Kärkkäinen doesn’t offer proper answers but challenges the readers to formulate their own interpretations based on what seems to be a loose collection of random fragments. Fun? Perhaps. Challenging? You bet. Rewarding? Hell yes.
TUOMAS TIAINEN: KLIIDA KLAADA KLUUDA
ISBN 978-952-67792-5-6 // DG-012
36 pages // in color
Soft-cover // 148 x 210 mm
EEEE…. What mind?
- too many fingers on a hand
- the physical principles of Ghostbusters’ man-portable particle accelerator system AND the differences between the characters of the movie and the comic
- measuring everything, I mean, like, everything
Kliida Klaada Kluuda features Tuomas Tiainen’s recent art works. Every single square millimetre of this average-sized art booklet is filled with color, sparkle, and an invasion of recurring shapes and characters that include, for example, hands with unusual number of digits. Words are uttered every now and then, very important words even, but to dive in head-first, reading is not compulsory. The world is filled with everything and yes we are doomed, so why worry about such abstracts as “meaning” or “truth”?