Book Launch: Marcos Lutyens' Memoirs Of Hypnotist: 100 Days

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Kunstverein Toronto says
Sunday, October 4, 7-9pm, Type Books, 883 Queen Street West, Toronto

The Toronto launch of Marcos Lutyens' new book, Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days, co-published by Kunstverein Toronto, CAC Vilnius and Sternberg Press, 2015.

Lutyens will perform an immersive reading from the book, which was recently released in Istanbul alongside his project at the 14th Istanbul Biennial. Signed copies will be available at the launch for a reduced price.

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Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days
by Marcos Lutyens
edited by Kari Cwynar
and with a foreward by Raimundas Malasauskas

When Marcos Lutyens arrived in Kassel from Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, he didn’t know he would do 340 hypnotic sessions with the audience of dOCUMENTA (13) in the upcoming 100 days. Nor did he know that he would write a book about it: Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days, an intimate and hardly qualifiable document. Unfolding in the Reflection Room in Kassel’s Karlsauepark, it was the most involved instalment of the Hypnotic Show to date: “an exhibition that exists only in the mind of the audience,” according to Lutyens' collaborator Raimundas Malašauskas. The artist's narrative chronicles 100 days of the Hypnotic Show and puts together all kinds of improbable experiences for his readers: research of cognition and neurological activity, exploration of varying states of consciousness, and, at the centre, the possibility of contingency and embodied dematerialization within the current thinking of art.

Marcos Lutyens is an artist living in Los Angeles, intervening and entangling internationally.
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By: Kunstverein Toronto