ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK
ROMAN VASSEUR, DEAD STOCK

Dead Stock is a publication and installation that employs a library of vampire genre books to create a single large volume publication. The publication brings together the previously dispersed children of the genre and its sub genres to create one corporeal body of fiction. The amassed library has been reassembled, combined, scanned and transcribed by a data entry service in Bangalore (Flatworld Solutions) to produce a rolling text.

The book traverses every experiment using the genre, from soft pornography to thriller to historical drama. The resulting text reads as a glitch-ridden block of exhausted repeating clichés, narrative devices and archetypes ending with the demand: ‘Make me what you are.’The one-off book will be displayed in a temporary reading room and installation at the Stanley Picker Gallery Project Studio. The installation includes a small sculpture made of fired Transylvanian Earth from the Borgo Pass that will preside over readers as they view the publication at one end of a three-meter long reading table.

The project was developed and produced with the Stanley Picker Gallery and students from the School of Fine Art, Kingston. The publication is designed and made by Fraser Muggeridge studio.

 

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