BREAKING THE PLAIN

AIRBORNE / HANGÁR

THIRTEEN MINUS ONE

FEAST PROJECT

DIVERS MEMORIES

SIGNATURE

TREED

EARLY WORK

INVITATION

“Andrew Kötting's IN THE WAKE OF A DEADAD is a book like no other. It is a memoir, a demented exorcism, a mad travelogue, a compilation of different writers' meditations on death and a series of tragicomic elegies in the form of doodles and photos as well as prose. It is that rare thing: an art book that is not merely eye candy to be gawped at for a few minutes and then consigned to the coffee table, but a deeply moving work that merits several rereadings. In the Wake of a Deadad is stuffed with visual gags, photomontages, scans of the author's heart. Its formal messiness is strangely life-affirming, distinct as it is from the dry-autopsy mode of most father-son memoirs. The most un-English of books, it appears to be a series of bad-taste japes, but is in fact an exceedingly affecting and serious challenge to our received notions about how best to deal with death - and life. Only 1,000 copies of this beautifully designed and produced artefact have been published; snap one up while you can.” SUKHDEV SANDHU, New Statesman

 

In the Wake of a Deadad

 
   
Response to Invitation
2006, Pages 90-91