exhibition, book launch and new performance
Onomatopee project space and book shop
5611 HB Eindhoven
opening times: Thursday-Sunday 13:00-17:00
PERFORMANCE ANNA BAK
18 October, 4 PM
!!! at a special, obscure location
meeting point at Onomatopee Willemstraat 27 at 15:45
NOTE: bring your bikes for a short bike tour (25 min)
Anna Bak’s Wilderness Survival is a project about the survival of real or speculative dangers, which considers practical and philosophical understandings of the ‘survivalist’ lifestyle.
Wilderness: a physical space and a mental state.
Survival: a word evoking a disaster or a post-disaster scenario, caused by natural catastrophe, terrorist attack or sudden economic downturn, became unwillingly the philosophy of life and practice of many in the uncertainties of the 21st century.
During Dutch Design Week Anna Bak will show devices which activate our physical and intuitive skills to deal with anxiety, stress, boredom and the danger of going bush-wacky in the wilderness of our lives.
Curated by Kris Dittel
Project assistance: Isis Tweepenninckx
The exhibition is made possible thanks to the Mondiraan Fund, the Stimuleringsfund creative industries and the Danish Art Council.
Wilderness Survival is a basic guide for life in the wilderness and survivalism as a phenomenon. Wilderness can be seen as a physical space as well as a mental state. It is a theoretical, practical and philosophical understanding of the survivalist lifestyle.
A guide to surviving either real or speculative dangers, survivalism as a poetic, contemporary, historic, social or creative lifestyle choice. This book gives you an insight to some of the main problems and challenges you may face in the wilderness, and provides basic tools to handle these situations.
In addition to the guidebook it includes 4 essays, short-stories and artists texts which put in perspective and visualize survivalism, and determine if and how you can prepare yourself for your future survival.
With contributions by: Anna Bak, Joris Lindhout, Niels Henriksen, Francois Dey, Pádraic E. Moore
Graphic design: Marie Grønkær
Edition of 750
Size, edition and price variable, see individual images