JOHN BOCK
AURAAROMA-Ω-BEULE

Editor(s)

Johan Holten, Sebastian Baden

Author(s)

Antonella Bianca Meloni, Jens Hoffmann, Marianne Wagner, Till Wyler von Ballmoos, Ulrike Widmaier Picasso, Sebastian Baden

Design

Peter Nils Dorén

Size

21 x 27 cm

Pages

256

Illustrations

230

Cover

Clothbound hardcover, wrapped in a pair of socks

Language(s)

German, English

ISBN

978-3-947563-60-9

With socks designed by the artist and augmented reality

The Augmented Reality Book for John Bock

John Bock (b. 1965 in Gribbohm, lives in Berlin) is one of the most important contemporary performance and video artists. In his works characterized by humor and absurdity, the artist places language, human bodies, everyday objects, and spaces in peculiar relationships to each other. He attained international recognition with the installation LiquidityAuraAromaPortfolio at the first Berlin Biennale in 1998. Together with his work Voll die Beule from 2013, it is now included in the collection of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. The present augmented reality book not only contextualizes his work, but also immerses the viewer/reader directly in his performances, in which the artist’s head emerges and a filled rubber glove leaks out. A completely new approach to the works of John Bock, packaged in a pair of socks designed by the artist.

John Bock studied at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and since 2004 has taught at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe as Professor of Sculpture. He has participated in the 55th Biennale di Venezia, and his works have been featured worldwide in solo exhibitions at, among others, the Berlinische Galerie, the Contemporary Austin, Texas, the Barbican Centre, London, and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt.

Artist’s Edition available

With socks designed by the artist and augmented reality

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