→ Sleeperhold is a publication platform.
Sleeperhold will produce 10 outputs.
After #10 it will cease to exist.
Every number is an experiment
in approach / collaboration / distribution / media.
There is no recurring theme, there is no recurring
format, there is no recurring audience.
→ Sleeperhold #1 is a Two-part photobook called ‘Dark Room’ by Frederik Bruylant. The first hardcover part of the work consists of a series of polaroid pictures. The second poster edition contains a series of pictures taken with a Holga camera. The dimensions are: 18 x 24,5 cm hardcover book + 27 x 37 cm softcover posterfolds.
→ Sleeperhold #3 is a standard 52-card deck featuring contributions by 14 people. Each artist was giving one index number and the accompanying 4 blank cards and filled it in as they saw fit. This is the list of participants:
→ Sleeperhold #4 is a paperback book which functions as a collection of 14 short stories. The work of the artists shown in this publications can be perceived as one continuous storyline, but every chapter can easily stand on it’s own. This publications is loosely based on a collection of short stories of science fiction writer J.G. Ballard: “War Fever”.
Contributions by Beni Bischof, Jason Fulford, Dr Phillip Cribb, Pelican Avenue, Roma Publications, Karen Vermeren, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, We Have Photoshop, Hiromi Nakajima, B.H. Friedman, Ferdinand Kriwet, Ward Heirwegh, Lieven Lahaye, Sara Deraedt, Aurélien Arbet / Jérémie Egry / Nicolas Poillot (Etudes Studio), J.G. Ballard, David Horvitz & Peter Sutherland.
A text functioning as an interlude was written by Serge Delbruyère and Dirk Van Bastelaere.
→ Sleeperhold #5 is a series of 10 vinyl records. Every A-side contains music exclusively written and recorded for SHP and Every B-side contains an artist etching. Each vinyl is printed in limited quantity on 180gr black vinyl. These are the releases so far: