Hot is the catalogue published in conjunction with Capping, the installation presented by Helena Hladilová as the result of her period of residence within the programme 6ARTISTA.
The book accompanies the installation, which consisted of 13 wooden panels covered with white plasticine that the public could freely model. The artwork is thus transformed into a seismograph that is capable of recording the effects on the visitors, who became an active part of the work.
Through a collection of essays by different authors, the book tries to reflect on Helena Hladilová’s artistic practice, characterized by an ongoing dialectical investigation into object production and performativity, trying to define an egalitarian relationship between artist/performer and spectator/participant.
Each copy of the book has been modified by the artist’s intervention and is numbered and signed by the artist.
Format: 23,5 x 16,5 cm
Edition of 500 copies
Texts by: Marcello Smarelli, Adrienne Drake, Ilaria Gianni, Luca Lo Pinto
Published by NERO