Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel
Damiano Bertoli
Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2014, 4 page concertina fold (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 29.7 cm (folded) 42 × 29.7 cm (unfolded), English
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Produced on the occasion ofContinuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 7 February–23 March, 2014.

Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel is part of Bertoli’s ongoing research and investigation into Picasso’s play Le Désir Attrapé par la Queue (Desire Captured by the Tail). Referring to both a 1944 reading of the play and a staging of the play in 1967 by Jean Jacques Lebel, Bertoli’s work addresses ideas of repetition, reprise and continuity. Like Picasso’s text and Lebel’s production, Bertoli draws on a vast network of references and influences. In this light, Continuous Moment: Sordid’s Hotel can be understood as an assemblage of existing voices through which Bertoli is part of the aggregating authorship around ‘Le Désir’.

Text by Helen Johnson. Designed by Warren Taylor.

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