In It Needed to be Tender and to be Whipped, one is exposed to Béna’s view on everyday situations, a view filled with wonder and thus perceptive of the mystery in small things. Narrations escape into the irrational and surreal. A love affair is just as wonderful as a stranger eating an apple. The scope of expression found in Béna's use of language demonstrates how relationships form between an artist’s writing and their other practices. Since most texts are intended to be performed or read aloud, the book is accompanied by an audio recording of the works on a USB key.
Julie Béna works on environments that draw inspiration from the world of literature, film, theater and popular culture. Béna studied at the Villa Arson in Nice and attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Amsterdam.
Contributors: Daniel S. Palmer, Michal Novotný, Flora Katz, Linda Mai Green, Heidi Rabben, Marie de Brugerolle, Barbara Sirieix
Softcover with vinyl dust jacket + USB-stick with audio recordings, 272 pages, 6.5 inches x 9.5 inches, Montez Press, 2017.
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