This book is not only a guide to Clusterduck Collective’s latest work, “The Detective Wall”. It is also your key to the unsettling, nonsensical, but ultimately liberating parallel universe called the memesphere.
How does one make sense of a senseless world?
How can one represent the unrepresentable?
How would one map the unmappable?
Part of Clusterduck Collective’s new participative transmedia project, Meme Manifesto, the Wall is loaded with meanings, symbols, paintings and memetic fossils – joined together by a plot, but difficult to decipher. This book will guide you in the process, giving you precious hints.
Get ready to explore another dimension.
Get ready to get paranoid.
Get ready to get lost.
While opening and reading these pages, Clusterduck recommends great care and to proceed at your own risk. As Marc Tuters points out in his introduction to the Guide: “The cleverness of Clusterduck lies in the seriousness with which they approach an object that refuses to be taken seriously. It is this attitude that has permitted them to stare into the abyss on our behalf, and not to become monsters themselves.”
Let’s hope that his words are true.
Let’s hope it’s not a trap.
Let’s find out.
Clusterduck: The Detective Wall Guide
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Co-publisher: IMPAKT, Centre for Media Culture, Utrecht
Format: 11,5 x 16,5 cm
Release date: 19 May 2021
Supported by IMPAKT as part of Clusterduck’s EMAP 2020 residency, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana