Nation of Angela
by Sophie Toulouse (9788888493381)

Nation of Angela

Sophie Toulouse

Release Date: 01 March 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Category: Conceptual
Publisher: Drago Arts & Communication
ISBN: 9788888493381
ISBN-10: 8888493387

The most literary contribution to the 36 Chambers series is Nation of Angela (N.o.A.), a multi media project conceived by Sophie Toulouse. N.o.A. is a utopian island where communal ideals coexist with fashion, glamour, and luxury, it is a lost paradise, an arcadia both on a personal and political level. You will be riveted by the most important event on the island, the battle between the N.o.A. army and the army of Fat Elvis. Angela's citizens are post-modern magicians, with flat stomachs and Botox faces, the fashion army attack the brain with full lips and silicon breasts. Plastic bodies, transformed into parcels, the main objective is to seduce the consumer. Irresistible packages which conceal lethal weapons: an alchemy of fake pleasures, which are always affordable. Potions of sensuality for synthetic and illusory journeys. Broken promises, not unlike advertising slogans, or the miracles of beauty research: clinics under glass, more ephemeral than a breath. It is useless to follow the instructions and "use with caution": Sophie Toulouse's chemical makeup has already invaded the world, spreading her (un)values, playing the magic flute of perfection at any cost. The story is inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, the writing of Guy Debord and the question 'What are you doing after the orgy' (Jean Baudrillard; what is there to do when you can have it all).The project started in 2001, in NY on a boat at the Chelsea Pier where people would sign up to become citizens.

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