Alun Rowlands

3 Communiqués

Alun Rowlands (2007)


Stanley Green, ‘The Protein Man’ is embroiled in an argument. He trawls the city streets campaigning for the suppression of desire through diet. His self-published pamphlet, Eight Passion Proteins with Care outlines the connections between nutrition, sedentary life and human sexuality. A second constellation recounts the history of a non-conformist group founded on action-analysis and bohemian schedules. Elsewhere, socialist-utopian Charles Fourier forms the basis of a discussion about the occupation of Sealand, his passional series and visionary designs of the Phalanx rouse the search for an islet of resistance.

3 Communiqués is a documentary fiction charting a journey through the marginal histories of communalism, self-presentation and collective agency. It forges a subjunctive archaeology that renegotiates utopian propositions as a way of both making art and as a tool for progressive thinking.

3 Communiqués | Rowlands, Alun; | ISBN: 978 1 870699 91 4 | Price: £12.00 | Classifications: Experimental writing; Projected futures/pasts; Realised; Unreliable narrative; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 80 pages | Edition: 1,000 copies | Dimensions: 230 x 165 mm | Designer: Secondary Modern; | Printer: Lecturis, Eindhoven,NL