You’re in a derelict wharf building. You lie outstretched on a balding lawn. You’re in a world of language and numbers and grids. You’re treading across a layer of unbroken snow. You’re on an escalator moving upward through a glass chute. You enter an empty courtroom. You arrive at a door. Your eyes open onto soft pink walls in a dimly lit bathroom barely larger than a coat closet. You remove all items from your pockets. You put your money in the slot.

Join us at POTTS this Friday, April 12 at *7PM sharp* for the launch of Second Thoughts: Selected Writings, an epic paperback compiling ten years’ of collected re-re-rewrites by Angie Keefer.

The author will be present, along with special guest, artist and renowned hypnotist Marcos Lutyens, who will perform a group hypnosis based on scripts originally composed by Keefer for The Hypnotic Show – an eyes-shut exhibition created by Lutyens and Raimundas Malašauskas – and republished in this new volume.

Refreshments will be served.

Second Thoughts: Selected Writings (544 pages) is designed by Scott Ponik and co-published by Plug In ICA. It follows Kunstverein’s earlier publication, Paper Exhibition: Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas, as the second in a series of books featuring the work of one extraordinary author whose writing has never before been collected in a dedicated, single object. From Friday onward the book can also be ordered worldwide via Idea Books. €25 is its normal price, $20 at the launch!

^Angie Keefer is an artist and writer who lives in rural upstate New York. Lately, she makes desk visits at the Werkplaats Typografie and leads a seminar on artificial intelligence at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. You can find out more about her exhibition history, her looks, her many and varied professional accolades, and her untimely demise on the internet.

^Marcos Lutyens’s practice centers on the investigation of consciousness to engage at the mental as well as at the physical level. Investigations have included consciousness research with social groups such as the third-gender Muxhe, Raeilians, synaesthetes, border migrants, space engineers, and urban designers. Marcos has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and biennials, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); The Armory, New York (2017); and dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012). Recently his work has been included in the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo and the Havana Biennial (2019).

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Kunstverein wishes to thank its (Gold) Members, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, and Ammodo Fonds for their continued support of our program. We also wish to thank Werkplaats Typografie and POTTS for co-hosting this unique event.