Vava Dudu – Tabloid Press


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The first anthology of poetry by fashion designer, musician, painter, and Paris icon Vava Dudu. Vava’s poems are culled from language she prints and publishes on garments, as well as song lyrics from her electro-punk band La Chatte. Here her texts are translated from French to English by New York artist, musician and educator Geo Wyeth, and edited by Castilian writer and curator Alberto García del Castillo.

Conceived in Berlin in 2014 by Zoe Darsee and Nat Marcus, the poetics of Tabloid Press are environmental; their ecology is social. The press’ first publication, an extended gossip column released on newsprint, was directed towards the whole interpersonal terrain in which the authors were dancing and writing.

In the following years, TABLOID has released over 10 publications, its activities widening to include hosting poetry workshops, designing books and clothing, and providing textual documentation for live performance. All the same, its focus has still been on the environment – textual, visual, sonic and social.

Artists: Vava Dudu, Geo Wyeth

Materials: Risograph print on paper. (Edition of 200)

Size: 10 x 14cm, 74 pages

Year: 2020

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