A Few Homers
|Piero Bisello ed.
“Homer” is an English translation of the Hungarian word “fusizni”, a subversive practice from 1970s communist Hungary described by philosopher Miklós Haraszti: unbeknownst to their bosses, steel factory workers would distract themselves from the repetitive labour by using the machines and equipment to candidly make objects for themselves. Mundane objects, were it not for them being glimpses of life, true dreams of self-expression and welcome free thought, homers consisted of things such as ashtrays, bases for flower pots, keychains. This book collects artworks and texts related to homers, sometimes directly, sometimes not. It tries to merge art with labour, just like homers struggle to do.
|104 p, ills colour, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English