Irena Haiduk: Spells
"What is Human? What is Divine? The Divine not only can do things that The Human cannot imagine, The Divine can imagine things that The Human cannot imagine. It is in this space that Irena Haiduk’s work lives its perpetually challenged life: where that which we cannot imagine gets imagined. This art is a magnet that extracts psychic metal." —Matthew Jesse Jackson, from the introduction
Spells is the first collection of Irena Haiduk’s writing, gathering her texts and limited-edition publications since 2007. Moving through a wide range of formats, the book encompasses manifestos, music scores, forecasts, conversions, translations, architectural programs, and other difficult-to-categorize works. With sharp teeth and a killer instinct, Haiduk leads the way to a sunny spot where every soul suffers infinite injustice.
Edited by Karsten Lund. Introduction by Matthew Jesse Jackson. Designed by Till Wiedeck and Polina Joffe of HelloMe.
Published by Sternberg Press, 2015, softcover, 192 pages, 8.8 x 5.5 inches.