You Must Make Your Death Public

by Travis Jeppesen on April 23, 2015

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

Edited by Mira Mattar

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Print ISBN: 978-1-906496-64-7

eBook ISBN: 978-1-906496-63-0


This book assembles all the talks and media presented at Aliens & Anorexia: A Chris Kraus Symposium, which took place in March 2013 at the Royal College of Art, London.

Since her first book, I Love Dick, published in 1997, writer and film-maker Chris Kraus has authored a further six books ranging from fiction to art criticism to political commentary, via continental philosophy, feminism, critical and queer theory.

This collection begins to engage with questions Kraus’ work raises: where, if at all, is the line between ‘life’ as private and ‘practice’ as public? How, if one subject is always performing one or other of these, can they be delineated? How does this map onto the relations between other ever blurring not-quite-binaries: artwork and critic, subject and object, masochist and sadist, unknown and known, embodied and disembodied, fiction and criticism?

You Must Make Your Death Public features essays and media by Travis Jeppesen, Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, Hestia Peppé, Samira Ariadad, Beth Rose Caird, Jesse Dayan, Karolin Meunier, Linda Stupart, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Trine Riel, Rachal Bradley, David Morris, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield and Chris Kraus.

Upcoming Readings

by Travis Jeppesen on April 14, 2015

April 23 – Berlin – Topics Bookstore

All Fall Berlin Launch

Since his first novel Victims, which author Dennis Cooper called “…brilliant, haunting, and, strangest of all, very funny”, Travis Jeppesen has continued to blur the lines between fiction and art and life, while making his home here in Berlin. After an appearance in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and a solo exhibition of “object-oriented writing” at Wilkinson Gallery in London, Travis is coming to Topics to launch his new book, All Fall.
Join us for the launch and a reading from All Fall.

Topics Berlin, Weserstr. 166


April 29 – London – Royal College of Psychiatrists

as part of the exhibition “A Statue is Present.” Details TBA.


Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen

by Travis Jeppesen on April 8, 2015

“Can sense even be made, or does it become the ethical foe of scientific endeavor in this brave age of technogenetic discovery?”

A review of Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen’s latest exhibition in Berlin at Artforum.

A Statue is Present

by Travis Jeppesen on April 4, 2015

Exhibition dates: 9th April to 9th May
Private View: 9th April 6-8pm

The Royal College of Psychiatrists
21 Prescot Street
London, E1 8BB
Nearest tube: Aldgate East

‘A Statue is Present’ draws on the history of the XVIII century statues of Melancholy & Raving Madness to investigate improvements in the treatment of mental health through contemporary art.

The show features newly commissioned multi-media works by Mikey Cook, Travis Jeppesen, Jérémie Magar and Daniel Silver, which respond to the statues and bring back their presence under a new, positive meaning.

The project is born under the initiative of David Gryn director of Artprojx, for The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The exhibition is curated by John Cass MA Curating the Contemporary final year students Caterina Berardi, Becky Edwards, Jack Parrott and Mariaelena Soligo.

More info at


I (an other)

by Travis Jeppesen on April 3, 2015


I (an other) — a limited edition publication — now available from Frenetic Happiness

16 Sculptures audio tracks now online

by Travis Jeppesen on April 2, 2015

You can listen to the audio tracks from the 16 Sculptures online here.

All Fall reading in London

by Travis Jeppesen on March 12, 2015

Next week I will be reading from All Fall at the Royal College of Art in London.

18th March 2015,
at 06.30pm
Student Union Cafe, Royal College of Art

It’s free. Facebook invite here.

Louise Bourgeois in Oslo

by Travis Jeppesen on February 23, 2015

A review of Louise Bourgeois’s current exhibition in Oslo at Peder Lund is now online at Artforum.


by Travis Jeppesen on February 18, 2015

Dear reader,

We are delighted to let you know about the publication of a new book project called Stationary, an annual collection of stories by artists, writers, and curators that has been in the works for the past year at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong. Co-edited by Heman Chong and Christina Li, the publication offers a suspended moment to contributors so that they may take stock of and elaborate on their burgeoning ideas, obsessions, and influences. The pieces are written by Ivan Argote, Yiu Fai Chow, Fayen d’Evie, Chris Fitzpatrick, Nav Haq, Sharon Hayes, Rosemary Heather, Malak Helmy, Ho Rui An, Clifford Irving, Travis Jeppesen, James Langdon, Quinn Latimer, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Sean O’Toole, Manfred Pernice, George Szirtes, Taocheng Wang, Yeo Wei Wei, and Adrian Wong.

The book is not for sale; it is only available as a gift handed from person to person or via subscription on our website at There you can also find information on the content as well as related events that might pass through your neighborhood.

In the spirit of opening up this project to an extended group of people, please feel free to forward this message to friends and colleagues who you think would enjoy receiving a copy of this new collection of stories that arrives wrapped in a special commission by Manfred Pernice.

We look forward to sending you a copy soon.

Warm regards,

Christina, Heman, Janine, Julie, and Mimi


Heman Chong and Christina Li
Associate editor:
Janine Armin
Julie Peeters
Web design:
Vytautas Volbekas and Carla Peer

For any questions and concerns please send us an email:

Published by:
Mimi Brown,
Spring Workshop
3/F Remex Centre
42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong

In a Movie

by Travis Jeppesen on January 16, 2015


In a movie

he is in the forest


Nothing is pure.

In a movie.

In a movie

we sit

watching you

wishing that

it was real

but it is not

it can never be real

it is only

a movie.

In a movie

the nothing

that is real

is nothing.

That is what

a movie

is for –

the transcription

the triumph

of nothingness.

In a movie

you’re lost

and in real life

you are not

to be found.

This is different

from being lost.

In a movie

where you are lost

there is still

the possibility

that you

will be found.

This possibility

creates a desire

a desire

a hope

that may lead

to the finding.

In real life

where it is known

you will never

be found

that desire

is absent.



is what defines

real life

whereas hope

and desire

their natural dwelling place

is in

the movie,

the sole place

where you now


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