Billy X. Curmano: Futurism’s Bastard Son
21.6 × 28 cm • 128 pp • softcover with flaps, thread sewn • publisher: Mark Pezinger Verlag
BXC is an American performance artist and musician who became famous in the late 80ies when he swam the entire Mississippi from the source to the Gulf of Mexico.
I edited and designed the catalogue and it was a great challenge of how to bring Billy's time based art and performance into printed matter.
When I noticed that Billy archived all the material about his work very accurately and everything was already there I decided to use only the accumulated images and texts, such as: stills and off-voices from Billy’s video-documentation, newspaper articles ranging from local press to international art critique …
… and lyrics from Billy’s songs.