THE LESSON OF THE VINEby Rut Blees Luxemburg
160 × 230mm68pp, SoftbackPrinted 4 colour offset CYMKFoil Blocked text on Cover
First-EditionPublished in 2019ISBN: 978-1-912458-07-3
Distributed in the UK by:Antenne Books
What is the lesson of the vine? I asked artists, writers and winegrowers the question and their responses, reflections and songs are gathered together in this publication. Textual images are roused and conjured up, such as the insatiable mouth of the winelouse devouring the language of the vine; or the surge and flow of the vine-triloquist speaking in intoxicated tongues; nocturnal fires in the vineyards; gardens of paradise and gardens of errors. The vines become memory, idea and proposal, a fertile living construct that connects speech and image, thought and generosity.– Rut Blees Luxemburg, extract taken from publications ForewordThis publication by Rut Blees Luxemburg celebrates her new public art work for a community forum in the rural Moselle valley. Blees Luxemburg asks the question “what is the lesson of the vine?” to artists, writers and wine-growers and their responses, reflections and songs are gathered together in this publication. with Contributions by Alexander García Düttmann, Tom McCarthy, Chloe Aridjis, Fourthland, Ellen Mara De Wachter et al.