Slavs and Tatars, 2018

Kirchgängerbanger is a reader on Johann Georg Hamann, the 18th century polemicist, frenemy of Kant, and proto-Postmodernist who critiqued the Enlightenment with an unlikely mix of Lutheran theology and vulgar sexuality, enough to make even Bataille blush: “My coarse imagination has never been able to conceive of the creative spirit without genitalia.” With an introduction by Slavs and Tatars and a selection of essays by J.G. Hamann including the triple-platinum hits ‘New apology of the Letter H’ and ‘New Apology of the Letter H by Itself.’



Kirchgängerbanger (English/German), 2018, offset print, 20 × 14 cm, 92 pages, black and white throughout, glue and stitched binding, matte-laminated softcover with spot UV varnish. Published by Motto Books / Westfälischer Kunstverein. ISBN 9782940524709