High Expectations is Emma Bombail’s first publication. In this issue, the reader will immerse in an object that, taking the form of a script, compiles a selection of Bombail’s writing. The style is akin to uttered writing, working both as a prop to be worn –moved around and potentially damaged– as well as the artist’s score: a collection of reports to be performed and spoken aloud. These texts go from quotes and poems to one-liner observations of daily life, all the way to deeply intimate diaristic confessions, featuring cold and cruel replies of her lovers, dream reports, reflections of an art student, anecdotes and observations from friends, and what can bound Chantal Akerman and Rainer Werner Fassbinder movies, among many other things.[+]
Book designed by Shelim Alvarado and published by Printer Fault Press in Frankfurt am Main, 2023.