AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE by Tarik Kiswanson
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As Deep as I Could Remember, As Far as I Could See
by Tarik Kiswanson
preceded by
Vadim
with an essay by Jessi Khadivi
Design by Joanna Starck

Bilingual French / English

165 mm x 235 mm
224 pages

ISBN 978-2-36568-025-7
First publication 2018

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This first book by Tarik Kiswanson brings together two poems: two polyphonic narratives that explore the notions of desire, plural identities, borders and métissage.

The first one, composed as an interview between the artist and his alter ego, a pre-adolescent boy who gives his name to the poem, Vadim. This exchange is then split, multiplied and conceptually hybridized in As Deep as I Could Remember, As Far as I Could See. The accumulation of experiences and voices reflects a human condition in perpetual movement, and offers a new weave of universal history and the construction of our individuality.

The poems are followed by an essay written by Jesi Khadivi, curator and writer which highlights the artist’s conceptual strategies of textual and sculptural weaving.

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Ce premier livre de Tarik Kiswanson rassemble deux poèmes, deux récits polyphoniques qui explorent les notions de désir, d’identités plurielles, de frontières et de métissage qui sont au centre du travail de l’artiste.

Le premier, composé comme un entretien entre l’artiste et son alter ego, un garçon pré-adolescent qui donne son prénom au poème, Vadim. Cet échange se trouve ensuite fractionné, multiplié et hybridé dans As Deep as I Could Remember, As Far as I Could See. L’accumulation des expériences et des voix reflète une condition humaine en mouvement perpétuel et offre un tissage sans précédent d’une histoire universelle et de la construction de notre individualité.

Les poèmes sont suivis d’un essai de Jesi Khadivi, curatrice et critique, qui éclaire les stratégies conceptuelles et la trame de textes et de sculptures qui fondent la pratique de l’artiste.