Yasmine d'O., Saâdane Afif (eds.)
The Heptahedron is the final part of the puzzle of Bergen Assembly 2022. It gathers together all seven issues of Side Magazine, as well as its eighth edition – the exhibition catalogue – in a slipcase. Conceived as a site of research, Side Magazine was published from 2021–22 in the run up to the opening of Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron, the concluding exhibition for the fourth edition of Bergen Assembly, a Norwegian triennial for contemporary art. Each issue was dedicated to one of the seven characters in The Heptahedron, a play written by the French poet, essayist, and scholar Thomas Clerc in 2016. In order of apparition these characters are the Professor, the Moped Rider, the Bonimenteur, the Fortune Teller, the Coalman, the Tourist, and an Acrobats. Comprised of essays by a wide range of acclaimed writers, alongside carefully selected reprints, each issue explores ideas and issues relating to the respective characters. The special eighth edition includes installation images taken during the opening weekend of the triennial, with texts by Yasmine d’O., Louisa Elderton, Ingrid Haug Erstad, and Pablo Larios. Bergen Assembly 22 was convened by the artist Saâdane Afif, who invited Yasmine d’O. as curator of the exhibition and executive editor of Side Magazine.
Executive Editor: Yasmine d'O.
Concept: Saâdane Afif
Design: Neue Gestaltung, Berlin
29 x 22 x 6,5 cm
seven saddle-stitched brochures, each ca. 90 pages plus one thread-sewn paperback, 276 pages, slipcase
Numerous colour and b/w ills.