SM BNGRZ. [New Order Edit]
This artist’s book accompanies Tony Cokes’ SM BNGRZ series, that takes as its starting point Rainald Goetz’s book Rave to analyse club culture as the celebration of life and political resistance. The layout of the book uses the same, distinctive aesthetics as Cokes’ videowork — translating it in print so that each copy is unique, with a distinctive color pattern! OMG. The book also provides the tracklist of the project.
1. talk wildly or incoherently, as if one were delirious or insane
2. speak or write about someone or something with great enthusiasm or admiration
3. (informally) attend or take part in a rave (party).
Meet diverse ravers. Consume drugs & drinks. Listen to music & dance.
SM BNGRZ. [New Order Edit] was published in relation to Tony Cokes’ solo show, SM BNGRZ, at Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna, in 2021–22.