"A childhood game. Too many blank spaces and unsupervised hours. There was an history, with nebulous trajectories to decipher, trivial facts to memorize, a multitude of characters and a narrative that would open up a world of possibilities and teach me how to live.
Divide, displace, itemize, everything has to go, 20 years of accumulated magazines and this absurd desire to consume it all, to let nothing escape, and encapsulate all of it in a final embrace."
Hedi El Kholti’s A PLACE IN THE SUN is composed of more than 60 collage works, selected from hundreds of pieces produced over the last 12 years. Accompanied by El Kholti’s original texts, these works have previously circulated in limited-edition, print-only ‘zine form. His images—culled from alternative cinema and art magazines, cult tracts, gay porn and slasher movies—evoke states of ecstasy, isolation, liberation, and horror, often simultaneously.
Hedi El Kholti is a co-editor of Semiotexte, and the founder and publisher of Animal Shelter, an occasional journal of art, sex, and literature.
Softcover, perfect-bound, 64 pages, 6.5 inches x 9 inches, Hesse Press, 2017.
Edition of 500.