“Pop is your guide to nature. Mick Jagger's mouth is Madonna's vagina and Madonna's vagina is William Burroughs' arse. If we can't sell it as pop, we'll sell it as Pepsi, and if we can't sell it as Pepsi we'll sell it as Hirst.”
With an introduction by Patrick Healy.
Hilarius Hofstede, born in Hilversum, 1965, has over the last twenty years produced a fascinating body of work which has been, by turns, riddling and ferociously direct, oracular and of the utmost simplicity and clarity. His work has been a continuing and multiple manifestations; drawings, sculptures, film, actions (in the Beuysian sense), street performances, and large-scale cooperation projects, sometimes including hundreds of participants.
In this book are contained his key writings for Paleo Pyscho Pop. Paleo Psycho Pop is the name of the magazine launched in broadsheet format at the conclusion of Hofstede’s Moscow-Amsterdam-Dublin tour of 1996; from April to September of that year he had created performances and actions, made suites of exhibitions for showing in Moscow, Amersfoort, Amsterdam and Dublin. In addition there are two selections from his other published writings, De Markies Van Water and Microsoft Mon Amour.
With a comprehensive introduction by Patrick Healy, this publication represents a thorough introduction to the writings of a substantial European artist.