Ravedeath Convention

Author(s): Jan Philipzen

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Started as a visual diary, ‘Ravedeath Convention’ soon grew into a hybrid of autobiography and fiction. While love, joy and friendship are explored, violence and excess come about too, often captured only as traces and symptoms. A collision of different, occasionally mismatched, cultural symbols stresses the all-embracing blend of subcultres as a fundamental feature of our times. The first pictures taken at age thirteen, this series of black and white images is the edit of a continuous process of photographing, revisiting and reworking over a span of ten years. In the crippled prints the physical presence of body and photograph merge, celebrating human imperfection. The title references Tim Hecker’s album ‘Ravedeath,1972’.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9789493146525
  • : Art Paper Editions
  • : Art Paper Editions
  • : December 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jan Philipzen
  • : paperback
  • : 176