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Trapart Books Strike Again!


Trapart News, March 11th, 2021

Dear Trapartisans,

No rest for the wicked, right? That's why we now present two new books for your leisure pleasure: FanzinEra Expanded and Outsider Inpatient.

FANZINERA EXPANDED – PHOTOGRAPHS 1985-1988

"Swedish writer Carl Abrahamsson started taking photos to go along with the interviews he made for the fanzines “Lollipop” and “Acts Of Interstellar Torture” (1985-1988). From this vast and snap-happy collection comes “FanzinEra”... A selection which includes portraits and live shots of underground superstars like: Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Joe Coleman, The Gun Club, The Cramps, Union Carbide Productions, The Leather Nun, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alex Chilton, The Church, The Go-Betweens, Long Ryders, Died Pretty, The Scientists, The Saints, Sort Sol, Sator, John Lydon, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, New Order, The Godfathers, Genesis P-Orridge, Henry Rollins, Pere Ubu, Hüsker Dü, The Shamen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, Dom Dummaste, The Stomachmouths, The Nomads, The Creeps, Pushtwangers, Livingstones, Wylde Mammoths, Blue For Two and Cortex... To mention but a few! Also included are textual flashbacks and quotes from the interviews, full color reproductions of the fanzine covers, and an introduction by American photographer Richard Kern."

Trapart Books 2021, 136 pages, 210 x 297 mm, paperback.

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OUTSIDER INPATIENT – REFLECTIONS ON ART AS THERAPY

Outsider Inpatient is an anthology of perspectives about the value of art and creativity within psychiatric environments. It specifically shines the light on experiences at Lillhagen Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, where inpatients were allowed to paint and decorate the entire walls of long corridors in the basements of the hospital. Also included are valuable thoughts about creativity in general from clinicians, art historians, psychoanalysts, and artists. What constitutes “outsider” art? How can creativity be used in the treatment of (in)patients? Why do certain artists create the way they do, and how does it affect them? Outsider Inpatient is an informative study about a topic that has created as much controversy and criticism as it has support and adherents, in environments as diverse as clinical psychiatry and psychology, art theory, social sciences, psychoanalysis and philosophy. This book has been produced in cooperation with the Center for Critical Heritage Studies and the University of Gothenburg, and contains texts by Elisabeth Punzi, Per Magnus Johansson, Johannes Nordholm, Inez Edström, Christian Munthe, Carl Abrahamsson, Vanessa Sinclair, and Val Denham.

Trapart Books 2021, 6 x 9” paperback, 100 pages, illustrated. Cover art by Val Denham.

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Contents:

Elisabeth Punzi: Editor’s Introduction

Per Magnus Johansson: In the Beginning…

Johannes Nordholm: The Asylum of Art

Inez Edström: Reflections

Elisabeth Punzi: The Art Activities at Lillhagen

Christian Munthe: The Interlinked Fluidity

Carl Abrahamsson: Hugo Lindblad: The Odd One In (on the amazing Swedish outsider artist Hugo Lindblad)

Val Denham: Playing with the Universe (on the phenomenon of “outsider art”)

Vanessa Sinclair: Creativity & Mentabolization

Carl Abrahamsson: Spare Me A Pound (on the neurotic kinship between Ezra Pound and Austin Osman Spare)


And while we're on the subject of great books, you surely haven't missed this gem?

DIFFERENT PEOPLE

“Different People” is an anthology of interviews by Swedish author Carl Abrahamsson, focusing on art, life and the creative process. Included are in-depth conversations with Conrad Rooks, Malcolm McLaren, Stelarc, John Duncan, Charles Gatewood, Mark McCloud, Ralph Metzner, Peter Beard, Bill Landis, Ralph Gibson, Maja Elliott, Michael Bowen, Bob Colacello, Dian Hanson, Anton Corbijn, June Newton, Kendell Geers, Simeon Coxe III (Silver Apples), Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), and Brian Williams (Lustmord). These groundbreaking artists, writers, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, editors and psychedelic researchers have all helped shape the culture we live in. But what makes them do what they do? Which are their driving forces and their inspirations; their joys and fears?

Trapart Books, 2021, 6 x 9” paperback, illustrated with photographic portraits, 292 pages.

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(Please make sure to find the Amazon store closest to you, to save on postage.)
 

Thank You for your attention and support! Stay safe, healthy and sane!

Carl Abrahamsson, Stockholm, March 11th, 2021

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