Author: Alexei Monroe
Size: 16 x 24 x 1,5 cm, Weight: 600 g
Page Extent: 112
Limited edition on fine art paper with reproductions of Autopsia‘s artworks and graphics printed in exceptional duotone shades.
Book + postcard + silkscreen poster B3
Alexei Monroe masterfully unravels the many facets of this largely unknown group of cultural engineers operating between London, former Yugoslavia and Prague. A fascinating journey of discovery into one of the overlooked pioneers of industrial culture, who fused diverse elements including esotericism, critical theory, modernist composition and an unrelenting focus on the theme of death into a unique body of artistic work.
Dr Uwe Schütte, Reader in German, Aston University
About the book: Thanatopolis is the first extended work in English on a complex and mystifying body of work, dating back to 1979. Now based in Prague, it is an obscure part of industrial culture, which has been the subject of increasing interest over the last decade. AutopsiA is a highly cryptic and esoteric project so far ignored in the histories of this period. It uses an extremely diverse range of musical, philosophical, theological, poetic, literary, ideological and artistic sources, from biblical quotations to dubstep. The central theme this shadowy and shifting identity explores is death. Working in music, graphics, installations and film, AutopsiA intensively examines death as a cultural force that is increasingly repressed. Thanatoplis examines the key processes behind AutopsiA’s work and how it has often come to act as an uncanny commentary on future events. Thanatopolis explores the implications of its work appearing in 21st Century London, teetering on the brink of massive historical change and the attempted technological abolition of death.
Autopsia: Shirt - Resurrection Wing
Radical Machines Night Landscapes – Limited Edition Compact Disc
Prager Kodex – Limited edition compact disc, Discordia – DISC 050 1995
Silently The Wolves Are Watching – Porcile/Silently The Wolves Are Watching
Palladium – Palladium
Karl Rossmann Fragments –
Limited edition compact disc
AutopsiA Prague, Czech Republic
Was heisst Autopsia? Art? Theoria? Framing? Projection? Gaze?
Autopsia is language is image is sound.
Autopsia is a tombstone on the grave of time.
Autopsia is archaeology. The discourse of the beginning and about the beginning.
At the beginning is Death.
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