McKenzie Lucy, Eno Brian (special edition) - Christoph Keller Revolver 2004
Artist book/exhibition catalogue, NAK neuer Aachener Kunstverein (23 Feb. – 27 April 2003); ed. Susanne Titz; with an essay by Neil Mulholland (German/English)
31 x 22 cm, various objects in gatefold cardboard box: 4 posters (each 40 x 60 cm), 4 postcards, a brochure (24 x 17 cm, 40 pp.,with ill. by Lucy McKenzie, stapled), and a paper model of the actual exhibition space (8 sheets, each 20 x 30 cm, full color), 700 copies
Special Edition: 30 copies with an original hand-typed letter to Brian Eno, on offset printed letterhead by Lucy McKenzie (20 x 30 cm, with envelope)
Lucy McKenzie, with her first solo exhibition in a public institution, approaches the subjects of social and historical engagement. Informed by her recent enquiries in the role of curator and public mural painter, she attempts to continue this dialogue in a manner specific to the context of the NAK.
The name Brian Eno conjures up many connotations, and can be read as an emblem of sorts for dialogues around avantgarde ideas, and an assimilation of these ideas into mainstream culture.
“Brian Eno” employs this reference to the musician and producer as a further dimension of the overall flat literalism employed by the visual elements of which it is constituted. Wilfully intended to be so, the mural installation, neon and drawings turned into posters and a paper model of the exhibition within this boxed publication, have their amateur “cottage industry” quality accentuated by their proximity to the professional, international intellectualism associated with Brian Eno.