Ça m’inquiète toujours ces sirènes was published as a sequel to Émilie Parendeau’s eponymous show at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Geneva (Mamco). The book provides clues about the artist’s modus operandi, while inviting to peculiar experiments. Overlapping with the exhibition and fuelled by appropriation, this artist’s book replays the show in separate chapters, much like a snapshot collection. Hide-and-seek, déjà-vu, and feedback recur throughout the text. The artist borrowed from the museum’s collection paintings by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, and Frank Stella, then had them hung flipped against the wall. Works by John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot were also used. Manor Award for Culture Geneva, 2016.


Ça m’inquiète toujours ces sirènes
Emilie Parendeau
Softcover, 256 pages, 170 x 240 mm
Offset & Letterpress, 978-2-940409-94-1