AO&: Fall Residency NYCl AO& for Katia and Gerold Schneider; AO& Imtal; Summer Residency; AO& For ARche Noah; Momenti Mori Tour; AO& for Fred Loimer; AO& for Pepi Helm; Late Winter Residency; Feed the Rich; Nonvaleur; Harvest Trojice; Fall/Winter 2009; Heimsuchung Schweiz; Weimsuchung; Ganz; Kurpfusch; Brot und Tod; Leben und Sterben in den Bergen; Alimentary; Prigglitz; Natura and Obscrura; General Statement; Specifications.

(Vienna): AO&, (2009-2010).

Folio, [78] pages. (First edition). Full color and black and white photographs. This book documents approximately twenty interventions by the Austrian art collective AO& between 2009-2010. Consisting of its founding members, Philipp Furtenbach, Phillip Riccabona, and Thomas A. Wisser, AO& explores the intersection of food and place, taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Fluxus and molecular gastronomy. According to their own manifesto, “AO& is a semi-nomadic organization […] living and working with such diverse themes as sociology, food, health, quotidian culture, ‘nature’, ‘art’, urbanism, spatial planning, business ethics, psychogeography, regional development and beyond.” The groups have realized a number of interventions, or “residencies”, around the world since 2008; the collective implements site-specific projects in urban and rural areas encouraging environments for relaxation, communication and production. For example, occupying abandoned buildings and establishing an underground restaurant, creating a living environment within a forest, or their “Feed the Rich” event in which they set up a soup line outside of various Swiss Alpine resorts and “wild boar ragout and schnapps was dispersed freely to the impromptu participants as a non-oppositional contribution to the so-called critique of capitalism”. Exact publishing information, purpose, edition size, are not delineated. In plain black cloth with slight lean otherwise fine. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies].

Price: $500.00