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THOMAS CAP DE VILLE
An archive 1996 - 2019
Publ. by Goswell Road, July 2019
Softcover (21cm x 29.7cm)
Price: 20 €
What exactly is a bad seed? Why is one seed bad and another good? Weeds are simply defined as undesirable plants that are growing ‘in the wrong place’, so if they are growing ‘in the right place’ they are no longer weeds. There is no such thing as a bad seed.
“Like a flower that grows through shit, I grew through shit, and blossomed, and I can see it now below me. I somehow always knew everything was going to be ok, I would have never sold myself to the devil side of me.” Thomas Cap de Ville, 2019
Cap de Ville was a child of the nineties and noughties. The extracts from the works contained in this volume are a personal testament to this time, to his time. He refers to these book-objects as ‘pscyhophores’: they contain hair, teeth and bodily fluids, alongside collected objects, talismans, detritus, and personal photographs, all conserved in transparent adhesive tape.
His archive covers the years from 1996 to 2019 (the year the book-objects were assembled) without clear indicators of time passing or time stamps. It remains defiantly out of time.