Co-produced with Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
Artist Angie Keefer read from her exciting new publication Second Thoughts, published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam and Plug In ICA Editions, Winnipeg. This selection of writing from 2008 to 2018, is a compilation that traverses numerous disciplines from physics to philosophy, incorporating biographical elements and running parallel to Keefer’s visual practice.
Without directly addressing her own visual work, the book shadows the artist’s research, capturing her thoughts, travels, and encounters across a broad spectrum of subjects, including octopuses, protons, pictographs, poets, grammar, economy, love, loss, and politics. At nearly 550 pages, Second Thoughts is long in scope but precisely constructed. Keefer leads readers down vividly articulated paths, documenting her thought processes in an exacting manner that reveals writing itself as a process of formulating the world. Accumulated knowledge is reconfigured through the pacing and cadence of each sentence.