Event — Bjarne Melgaard’s “Baton Sinister”

On Septem­ber 15th Karma, in New York, invites you to the book sign­ing and install­a­tion by Bjarne Mel­gaard cel­eb­rat­ing his new­est book, “Bat­on Sin­is­ter” pub­lished on the occa­sion of his par­ti­cip­a­tion in the 2011 Venice Bien­nale…

The artist book doc­u­ments Melgaard’s time in Venice as lec­tur­ing pro­fess­or, as well as the Palazzo Con­tar­ini Cor­fù install­a­tion staged by Mel­gaard and his stu­dents.

JUNE 10, 2009 — 
‘I can’t,’ you said, the yel­low glow of a street lamp catch­ing bright and golden on your neck, slid­ing down and fall­ing across a chain that had once belonged to me. ‘I just can’t stand it any­more.’
‘But I want things to stay how they are for- ever,’ I told you, and I felt all of my old anxie- ties begin­ning to flick­er, all of my fears about loneli­ness and the pathet­ic uncer­tainty of my future sud­denly resur­fa­cing and mak­ing up the dis­tance.
‘You have to go,’ you said, and I reached out my hand to touch the chain, to wrap a length around my index fin­ger, to secretly touch the skin on your neck in a way that tried to tell you that I didn’t care any­more, that it didn’t really mat­ter to me one way or the oth­er. ‘How do you not under­stand any of this? I am going to ruin you, and it will kill me.’
‘Then do it,’ I said to you. ‘I want you to.’“
 — Bjarne Mel­gaard


From Septem­ber 15th to 27th, 2012
Open­ing on Sat­urday Septem­ber 15th from 4 to 7pm


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