Issue #27 – Winter 2016

Matt Mullican. Details from Heaven and Hell

Details from Heaven and Hell is the new chapter of Matt Mullican’s cosmology, whose first model dates from 1973, and has evolved over the years and materialized in various media and performances. His famous cosmological charts give shape to a personal epistemological system defined as “five worlds”, consisting respectively of the worlds of pure matter; objects; the arts; language; and mental activity. Acting in the world of signs and terms, the artist compiles here his life view through sixty-four apparently crystal clear statements, only coincidentally matching his present age. The text takes a circular form where birth and death — in the material and spiritual sense — culminate at the same point, creating a repeatable and continuing life cycle.

Matt Mullican (Santa Monica CA, 1951) lives and works in New York.

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translation in English. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times. Peep-Hole Sheet is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing.