Publisher Note

In 1969, Robert Heinecken started to gather different magazines, dismantled them and began one of the most dazzling projects in the history of appropriation. In Mansmag. Homage to Werkman and Cavalcade, he shuffled various pages from the erotic magazine Cavalcade, switched them to negative and randomly lithographed inside two pornographic silhouettes. 50 years after, Tiane Doan na Champassak pays an homage to Heinecken in a daring act of “appropriating the appropriated”. He switches Mansmag back to positive and brings the Cavalcade pages into an otherworldly dialogue with his own arsenal of vintage Thai erotic magazines – Siam’s Guy. The tonal reversal and the ambiguous figures silk-screened inside his pages have a ghostly appeal, evincing both a personal reflection on the medium and an in-depth transcription of Heinecken’s work.

The Veil of Maya 2 is the second of the serial artist-books to be published in the coming years in a very limited edition of 35 copies each. Taking its title from a common metaphor defining the state of perennial illusion in which people are trapped, “The Veil of Maya” ongoing project deals with the duality enchantment-disenchantment from 7 different perspectives. In this editorial experiment, photography is often mixed with appropriated materials from various sources, both textual and visual, creating a profusion of eclectic scenarios.
Printed and bound in Paris by Agoria. Silkscreen printed in Venice with DoppioFondo. Handmade wooden slipcase/frame made in St-Jean de Luz. Tote bag made in Thailand.

Artists’ Book

The Veil of Maya 2

— Homage to Robert Heinecken and Siam’s Guy

by Tiane Doan na Champassak

Release Place Paris, France
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Printer: Agoria, DoppioFondo
Printrun 35
Inscription numbered, signed
Topics Artist Books, Robert Heinecken
Methods Appropriation, Silkscreen
Work Creation Date 2019
Dimensions 22.8 × 30.0 cm
Pages 44
Technique Bag, Digital Printing, Silkscreen Print On Paper, Slipcase