The Second

Dance Song

Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

‘The Second Dance Song’ is a book which accompanies the art exhibition of the same name.

Reacting to the essays in the book which cite Nicolas Bourriaud’s book ‘Postproduction’, which talks about works that are created based on existing works, H55 created a book cover which appropriates Peter Saville’s ‘Ceremony’ album cover design for New Order (1981); which Saville created based on copying Berthold Wolpe’s ‘Albertus type speciment’ (1937).

Similarly, the inside pages are deliberate appropriations of existing paperback publications, with each artist’s section represented by a ‘readymade’ dingbat.

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