Artist book (4th edition)
Edition of 100 – £15
A6 stapled with folded A3 double sided color map
42 pages, full color digital print on 105 grs cyclus paper, soft cover, (250 grs)
A tightly edited and discreetly packaged pocket-sized travel companion in three languages (English, German, French)with accompanying map, existing somewhere between a guide and a manifesto to our own private jungle, that can be used 24 hours a day.
It proposes destinations, activities and excursions for short ballades or 8-hour and 24-hour journeys. The instructions can be followed literally, metaphorically or poetically, and the accompanying map can refer equally to the body, the mind or the environment as potential sites of exploration. It can be used whenever you would like to get the satisfaction that you have seen and done all that you could and perhaps even more.
First and second edition (2012/13) designed by David Rule. View a copy online here
3rd edition (2014) translation by Marcus Kaiser (German), E Waeckerle and Danielle Pailler (French).
Part of Tate Britain, The Poetry Library, bookRoom, Limerick, UWE collections.
JUNGLE FEVER (wish you were here)
was initiated in 2011, originally as an attempt to reclaim Leisure and Tourism, by subverting the strategies of their consumption for collective explorations of personal borders, as if they were exotic or unchartered territory. The project has evolved in response to what fellow junglers contributed along the way. It was thought that perhaps it is not just Tourism that needs to be reclaimed, since hand in hand, the media and the global economy have transformed the world into a glossy attraction, and its inhabitants into tourists and consumers.
It is inspired by Rober Filliou insightful words: “ Leisure will have an important role in society. .. The role of the artist is to promote the creative use of leisure and creativity as a way of life, but also as a weapon against alienation” (Teaching and learning as performing art, 1970.)