City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague

City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague

“O. had slightly turned her head, reading to her from “À une Passante” from Baudelaire’s “The Flowers of Evil.” They both strolled across the cemetery and did lines on the holy water stoup in the church at Winterfeldplatz.”

I’ve been invited to contribute to “City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague”. The book is a personal journey through time in each city told by writers, artists and photographers from each city. Special thanks to the curators Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand from Litteraria Pragensia!

Robert Carrithers, photographer, film director and producer,  who has been deeply involved in underground music, art and club scenes going all the way back to New York in the early 1980s, acts as a tour guide throughout the book with stories, photographs and art.

CITY PRIMEVAL is a constellation of personal documentaries of place and time by key contemporary writers, poets, musicians, designers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, editors, performers from within the New York, Berlin and Prague underground scenes from the late 1970s to the present; from New York Post-Punk and No Wave, to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Reunification, to the Velvet Revolution and the Prague Renaissance; including contributions by Bruno Adams, Darina Alster, Penny Arcade, Louis Armand, Dale Ashmon, J.Jackie Baier, Marketa Banková, Varhan Orchestrovič Bauer, Bert, Lina Bertucci, Gaby Bíla-Günther, Mykel Board, Victor Bockris, Christoph Brandl, Robert Carrithers, David Černý, Roman Černý, Michal Cihlář, Antonio Cossa, William Coupon, Tereza Davies, Max Dax, Christoph Dreher, Sara Driver, Glen Emery, Vincent Farnsworth, Roxanne Fontana, Thor Garcia, Carola Goellner, Anthony Haden Guest, Carl Haber, Jere Harshman, Michael Holman, John Hood, Chris Hughes, Jolana Izbická, Timo Jacobs, Bethany Jacobson, Tobiáš Jirous, Juliana Da Costa José, Bettina Koster, Julius Klein, Hubert Ketzschmar, Nora Lawrence, Jaromír Lelek, Lydia Lunch, Mona Mur, Steve Morell, Julia Murakami, Shalom Neuman, Paul Pacey, Puma Perl, Rudolf Piper, Rudi Protrudi, Gary Ray, Mark Reeder, Marcia Resnik, Veronika Richterová, Anne Rolfs, Ingrid Rudefors, Šimon Šafránek, Honza Sakař, Reinhard Scheibner, Oliver Schütz, Tom Scully, Phil Shoenfelt, Rene Shakhmatov, Peter Smith, Azelea So Sweet, Mark Steiner, Kenton Turk, Jenny Wartenberg, Andre Werner, Ian Wright, Nick Zedd, Dave Zijlstra, Bethea & Richard Zoli, Miron Zownir. Continue reading

Book Signing, Performances and Projections. Alongside the book release of  CITY PRIMEVAL, New York, Berlin, Prague, a series of accompanying exhibitions will take place in each city, presenting works from the book:

Howl Gallery, 10 November 2017, read more
Howl! Happening
An Arturo Vega Project
6 East 1st Street, NYC 10003

Haus Schwarzenberg, 30 November 2017
Rosenthalerstraße 39
10178 Berlin

Czech Design Week,  December 2017
Hybernská 998/4, 10100 Prag

The Chemistry Gallery 7 December 2017
Bubenská 1, 170 00 Prague 7

Buchhafen Berlin,  9 December 2017
Okerstraße 1, 12049 Berlin


An Anthology curated by Robert Carrithers & Louis Armand
Litteraria Pragensia
Publication date: September 2017


updated: December 5, 2017