On the occasion of the 2011 advancement award “Catalogs for Young Artists” given to David Zink Yi by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, for the first time there is an artist’s book by David Zink Yi. In the center of the book is the two-channel video installation Horror Vacui (2008). The work documents rehearsals of the band De Adentro y Afuera, which Zink Yi founded together with Cuban musicians, and combines them with recordings of music-based rituals of Afro-Cuban origin: Cajon, Tambor Batá and Wiro. Zink Yi juxtaposes the band’s rehearsals and the ritual practices in the video–as in the book–in an equilibrated way, thus revealing the structural similarity of these everyday actions. The essence of this similarity lies in the nature of imagining space as collective plenitude, as polyrhythm. Horror Vacui stands for Zink Yi’s artistic involvement with cultural everyday practices such as dance, music or meals–not so much as ethnic attributions rather than as examples of the establishment of identity and community. It is the artist’s first comprehensive publication.
Publishing Year: 2012
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Editor(s): Marius Babias, Kathrin Becker & Sophie Goltz
Dimensions: 25 x 16 cm
Language: Bilingual English / German
ISBN: 978 3 86335 114 4