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Boaz Kadman: A Selection

Visual Artist Boaz Kadman works in a manner that is self-deprecating, satiric, and tongue-in-cheek, but also smart, forthright, and serious. From large-scale installation pieces to meticulously integrated collage work to self-published comic zines, he often introduces awkward and confusing elements … Read More

By / December 1, 2007

Visual Artist Boaz Kadman works in a manner that is self-deprecating, satiric, and tongue-in-cheek, but also smart, forthright, and serious. From large-scale installation pieces to meticulously integrated collage work to self-published comic zines, he often introduces awkward and confusing elements into his otherwise carefully crafted work. The following selection presents Kadman’s solution to composing in words. “I always did, and still do, a lot of collage work,” Kadman told Zeek. “So I pick up old books and such from wherever. I found a lot of old books with text only, so I started cutting up certain words and piecing them together without any clear plan. It’s hard for me to write texts, stories, essays, and this way was easier.”

He lost a shoe walking down the street All the helplessness and desperation that alcohol causes A few young men that dedicated themselves to poetry Came in and out of the coffee shops If a stone falls as it get dark It’s as if it didn’t exist at all Spring fever Even now there’s no point trying to explain All sorts of spots and stains on the carpet Dad was right Some things are better kept within the family

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