Krõõt Juurak – Animal Family Bad Mood Audience Sleeping Bad Mood (2020
In the past fifteen years, the artist collective Krõõt Juurak has developed a series of practices and performances that do not necessarily take place in a theatre or a gallery, at a predictable time or space, but rather come to existence as performative conditions through certain other triggers. This volume is both a record and a performative expansion of Juurak’s practice. Through four themed chapters (Animal, Family, Bad Mood Audience and Sleeping Bad Mood), the publication features a rich array of text-based works, essays, interviews, documentation and ephemera that will provide an insight into Juurak’s singular body of work including Internal Conflict, Sleeping Performance, Autodomestication, Performances for Pets and Bad Mood.
Text contributions by Krõõt Juurak, Alex Bailey, Kate Strain, Noor Mertens, Suzan D. Polat, Jessica Ullrich, Guendalina Piselli, Donny Mahonney, Simon Asencio and Adriano Wilfert Jensen. Image contribution by Emma Daniel, Lily Wittenburg, Luca Ghedinii.