Joanna Frueh

Brumas / A Rock Star's Passage to a Life Revamped

Joanna Frueh, Brumas / A Rock Star's Passage to a Life Revamped

 

Brumas / A Rock Star's Passage to a Life Revamped, 1982
offset printed book with eva-tone sound sheet record (flexi-disk), b&w illus., paper, 34 pp, 1st prtg, Freshcut Press, Oberlin, OH
9h x 9w in
JF001

Brumas / A Rock Star's Passage to a Life Revamped
Brumas / A Rock Star's Passage to a Life Revamped

Description

This is an artist's book that includes a short story about a difficult, sexy, and troubled rock star, Brumas, who wakes up in soul-and-mind-inseparable-from-body when she meets her mystic double on a beach in Greece. A record of five songs written and sung by the artist, with music composed by Thomas Kochheiser, is part of the book, as are photos that build a mysterious and intimate narrative related to the text but not illustrating it. BRUMAS, lyrics included, appears in Clairvoyance (For Those In The Desert).

A simple linear meaning cannot be extracted from BRUMAS. The dense and explicit language, combined with the photographs and record, explode the purely narrative and force a multi-textural/textural reading._____Sarah Moore, High Performance, Vol. 6, Number 4, 1983

 $ 50