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216 illustrations, 160 in colour, loose sheets, folded, picture supplement, in printed plastic bag

Publisher Note

The publication “Chewing the Scenery” appears as an independent part of the correspondent exhibition, which is part of the Swiss contribution to the 54th Venice Biennale. Over the duration of the exhibition, the publication will be further developed and published in three revised and expanded editions. In accordance with this processual working method, each edition represents a fragmentary whole and opens up complex perspectives on the outlined thematic field.
The publication contains three extensive contributions by Maria Iorio / Raphaël Cuomo, Uriel Orlow and Eran Schaerf. In addition to these three artistic contributions, the publication brings together texts by Antke Engel, Mathias Danbolt, Patricia Purtschert and Ann Cvetkovich, as well as an introductory text by Andrea Thal and a conversation with Tim Zulauf.

The second edition of the publication has been published to coincide with the events at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove and also includes a text by Rubia Salgado, mails received as responses to the text by Particia Purtschert, and a second part of the artistic contribution by Uriel Orlow.
The third edition contains an extension of the contribution by Eran Schaerf and a revision of the contribution by Maria Iorio / Raphaël Cuomo. The text contributions by Antke Engel and Patricia Purtschert have been rewritten for this edition and those by Mathias Danbolt and Rubia Salgado have been supplemented and expanded. In addition, a text by Elizabeth Freeman, based on the author's lecture given at the events, a contribution by Joerg Franzbecker on the installative dramatization of Tim Zulauf / KMU Productions, as well as texts by Mareike Bernien / Kerstin Schroedinger and Maria Lienhard / Jovita dos Santos on each of the events have been added.
A series of images distributed in three groups throughout the publication documents and conveys an impression of the exhibition and the events in and around the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove.