Last copies...Long out of print, few copies available. Heavyweight, hard-cover edition, 578 page hard-cover monograph (bilingual English & Danish) about the life and work of Henning Christiansen, including texts and anecdotes by H. Christiansen himself, an extensive and complete illustrated documentation about his performances, actions and musical compositions, plus countless photographs and prints of artworks, paintings and scores. In only a handful of years, the Danish multi-disciplinary artist and composer, Henning Christiansen, has gone from being one of the most obscure figures in 20th century creative practice, to being regarded as one of the most important and distinct originators of experimental sound and image of the last 100 years.
While we’ve been blessed by a steady stream of reissues and archival releases from Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi, Holidays, Slowscan, Penultimate Press, and handful of others, bringing his towering contribution into clearer focus, the full scope of Christiansen’s practice - tracing through, and bringing down the boundaries between, numerous artistic disciplines over the course of his career - has remained difficult to obtain. Thankfully, we’ve been able to get our hands on a very limited number of copies of the long out of print volume, Henning Christiansen - Composer, Fluxist and Out of Order, the most expansive monograph ever dedicated to his work. It’s a rare opportunity to dive into Christiansen’s world at unprecedented depths, and an absolute must that doesn’t disappoint.
Henning Christiansen - Composer, Fluxist and Out of Order, issued in a heavyweight, hard-cover bilingual (English & Danish) edition, stretching to a stunning 578 pages, is easily among the most comprehensive volumes to focus on the artist and composer’s life and work. Edited by Karin Hindsbo, and containing numerous texts and anecdotes by Christiansen himself, further contributions by Diedrich Diederichsen, Sanne Kofod Olsen, Mikkel Bolt, Allan de Waal, and others, as well as an extensive and complete illustrated documentation of his performances, actions, and musical compositions, plus countless photographs and prints of artworks, paintings and scores, there’s really nothing like it out there. Arguably the most definitive exploration of Henning Christiansen to date, as well as an absolutely beautiful object of deep historical importance, Composer, Fluxist and Out of Order is an absolute must for any fan of the artist, Fluxus, or 20th century avant-garde art and music at large.
We’ve only been able to get our hands on a small number of this long out of print volume, and stocks won’t last long, so don’t sleep.