Book Launch Hassan Khan: Twelve Clues 14.07.2017 19:00
Cover Design and text layout Engy Aly
Editorial Support Jenifer Evans
With artworks by Antonina Baever, Bonnie Begusch, Sacha Beraud, Veronica Gerber Bicceci, Clare Butcher, Hannah Fitz, Ericka Florez Hidalgo, Shahab Fotouhi, Patricia Boyd, Tomas Maglione, Cerrajero Rodriguez, Martine Syms
Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee and Mousse Publishing 2016
Join us for the Berlin Launch of Hassan Khan's latest novella Twelve Clues – with an introduction by Antonia Alampi and a reading from the book by Anselm Franke – followed by a conversation with the author.
Twelve Clues is a fast paced freaked out little tale of secret societies; shimmering orbs; charismatic silverbacks; murderous sociopaths; smooth operators; love triangles and converted AI weapon systems. Find out: Why is X stuck in his hotel room in Beirut? Who are The Holy Idiots Society (T.H.I.S)? How will Anna and Ida's relationship develop? Will the hybrids or the primes rule the world? And most importantly-Why does Carlo Bucci love his white suits?
For every book launch of Twelve Clues, Khan has invited someone he knows living in the city to make their own selection of passages to be read. Every reading has thus been very different: writer and e-fllux journal editor Brian Kuan Wood's reading in New York an evenly paced selection of some of the little mysteries that populate the novella, while critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie's intense delve into the plot in the Beirut reading emphasized how certain threads came together in a specific narrative drive, finally sociologist Amro Ali's high-speed read in Alexandria gave it a strongly political twist. In Berlin, we are thrilled to hear the rhythms and roads, which curator and critic Anselm Franke will find in the book.
We still remember dearly Khan's performance in March at SAVVY Contemporary during the MaerzMusik Festival on Julius Eastman. Thus we are especially looking forward to the musical component of the reading that will entail his piece 'Club Gamelan.'
Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer. He lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.