Night Soil is a poetry pamphlet by Helena Grande. It includes nine poems about eviction, nightmares and body experiences of isolation.
Night Soil is an old euphemism for poop. A term that refers to how excrements were collected at night before the sewage system was created. At night, when everybody was sleeping, cleaners collected and transported human waste to hidden places. People woke up to a tidy city, except cleaners who were relegated to stay away from society because they were all night in touch with the collective dirt.
This pamphlet is dedicated to everyone who has ever cleaned other people's shit.
Published on the occasion of Helena's residency at Goleb in 2020. Designed by Ronja Andersen and printed at AGA LAB, Amsterdam.23 pages / dimensions 19 x 7 cm.
Photos by Marloes Lakerveld
What is a limit? What is your perception of limits? Are limits limitless? Is the unlimited a limit? Can you limit limits? Can you limit the unlimited by (un)limiting the limited? Are limits culturally construed or ‘facts’? What is a fact other than perception? Can we even talk of limits, at the point where facts and fiction melt into each other? Where do facts end and where does fiction begin? Can words have a fixed meaning? What does our understanding of words depend upon?
This publication explores the different meanings of ‘Limits’ through the use of theory & fiction both in written and visual form. The book was the result of a two month long Honours Programme course @ The Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Produced by the students of HP3
Guest edited by Hocus Bogus Publishing
Tutors: Sami Hammana, Sonja de Jager and Martina Raponi
For more information visit the website.
Unbound (rubber bands)
4 Booklets, 208 Pages A5 total Full Color laserprinted Comes with see through wrapper and index card