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AutopsiA Book Details
Lottie Brazier , November 2nd, 2016 15:13

Quietus writer announces book on mysterious art group

This November Alexei Monroe is to publish Thanatopolis, a book that covers the avant-garde art collective, esoteric record label and performance group AutopsiA. The group arose more broadly from industrial culture, working through the mediums of music, graphics, installation and film. The running theme which permeates the artistic endeavours of the AutopsiA group is the concept of death as an underlying cultural presence which is repressed. The illustrations displayed in the book are prints of works by AutopsiA, with cover art by Ivan Mečl. There's also an exhibition at the Horse Hospital in London, info here and the book can be pre-ordered here.

Alexei Monroe is a cultural theorist and writer, having published books Interrogation Machine on Laubach and and NSK in Europe and America. He co-edited the recent book on Test Dept, Total State Machine. Earlier this year, he wrote a piece on Laibach’s visit to North Korea for tQ, which you can read here.