SPIKE #48
ERASE THE TRACES!
SUMMER 2016

Edited by Rita Vitorelli
Published by Spike
English / German
28 X 22.5 cm
Softcover

Price: 47 lei

The viral Internet is a rabbithole where the truth goes to die. Some of us want to be seen and others don’t. In this issue we feature a selection of contemporary archetypes, among them the refugee, the one-percenter, and the thief. Dean Kissick investigates microcelebrity, Armen Avanessian wonders whether we are actually all sleepers. In the lead essay, Barbara Casavecchia explores artistic precedents for a culture of reduced visibility, secrets, silence. Nina Power writes about what it means to be a feminist today. Also: Hans-Jürgen Hafner on what it takes to "get" Arnulf Rainer's work, Suzanne Cotter talks to Tenzing Barshee about Trisha Donnelly, an interview with Nathalie Du Pasquier, and much more. This issue is dedicated to Bertolt Brecht's advice: "Erase the Traces!"

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