"you are fire, dressed in fire" by Peles Empire is a book that documents sculptural works and installation views of the artist duo's most recent exhibitions in Limassol, at E-Werk Luckenwalde, in Innsbruck, at Ural Biennale, and in New York with texts by Peles Empire, Gaby Gappmayr and Helen Turner.
This book was published on the occasion of the Peter Jacobi Foundation for Art and Design Grant that Peles Empire received in 2021 and the exhibition "you are fire, dressed in fire" at Kunstverein Pforzheim in 2022.
Softcover, with numerous color illustrations
Language: German, English
Text: Peles Empire, Gaby Gappmayr and Helen Turner
Pages: 84 pp.
Size: 21 x 15 cm
Printed in Austria, 2022
About Peles Empire
Katharina Stöver (*1982) and Barbara Wolff (*1980) met while studying at the Städelschule Frankfurt and have been working together as Peles Empire since 2005. Their name derives from Peles Castle in Romania, known for its many architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Deco. In 2005, Peles Empire began creating a photographic reproduction of the castle's rooms. These installations then became the focus of their artistic work in many ways, serving as the basis for both the works and curatorial projects. In these, the duo is always concerned with the concept of abstraction of an original through its reproduction. In their engagement with the respective local architecture and history, the artists interweave different levels of content and form. Among other things, they develop sculptural objects in which the production process and the specific materiality are part of the work. They transform the exhibition space itself into a site-specific installation.