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Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills

Onomatopee 28

In the second issue of Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills Bart De Baets continues to bombard us with his fascination for trivial information. It’s a collection of casually written short stories, observations, lists and rumors, starring family, friends and lovers, the dead and the living, the gorgeous and the not so gorgeous. And though it’s hard to tell the difference between what’s fiction and what’s fact, it’s clear the author is not afraid to share his private life and his fascination for what is known as ’bad taste’. Although the content sometimes seems shallow, unimportant almost, it reads as if one is peeping into another person’s diary. Don’t we all just crave for gossip in the end?

 

The index of sole worthwhile celebs and friends, as published in the book ’ Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills’ serves as basis for this exhibition. Each person mentioned is respectfully acknowledged in the exhibition and has been sent a personal letter of invitation to the exhibit. At the exhibit, they were able to purchase the book for a cheap discount price as well as to read all other letters of invitation, displayed on the wall.

 

In the second issue of Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills Bart De Baets continues to bombard us with his fascination for trivial information. It’s a collection of casually written short stories, observations, lists and rumors, starring family, friends and lovers, the dead and the living, the gorgeous and the not so gorgeous. And though it’s hard to tell the difference between what’s fiction and what’s fact, it’s clear the author is not afraid to share his private life and his fascination for what is known as ’bad taste’. Although the content sometimes seems shallow, unimportant almost, it reads as if one is peeping into another person’s diary. Don’t we all just crave for gossip in the end?

 

Parts of this issue of Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills have been published before in fanzines made by the artist, and are edited and re-used in this publication. Recycling older material is a remarkable feature of De Baets’ work. It exaggerates both the importance and the insignificance of the content. Just as in the first issue of Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills, it is important for him to force the viewers to enjoy the banality of the so preciously collected footage.

 

Publication

Bart de Baets, 2008

Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills

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Type
zine
ISBN
978-90-78454-20-5
Editor
Bart de Baets
Graphic
Bart de Baets
Binding
selfcover
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Bart de Baets graphic designer website