The Zaum of Zeena: A Collection of Interviews, Essays, Quotes and Images by Zeena Schreck, edited by Frank Haines, is a monograph originally presented as an art zine at the 10th NY Art Book Fair, at MOMA/PS1, Sept. 17-20, 2015. The limited first edition of 50 sold out immediately. The 2nd edition in zine format, also sold out years ago. Many requests for a reprint inspired this new 3rd edition - now in high quality softcover book format, also offered with autograph option on this site.
Review excerpt by Luca Piccolo:
"[...] in order to have [a] kind of transcendental experience from a work of art, one needs to develop and learn how to use one's sensory perception in a most supernatural way. Therefore, in the case of Zeena's work, we can only begin to understand the deeper dimensions of her art and music, which are so closely linked to her spiritual path, by developing our own senses and spiritual awareness. We might then come to understand how it is that her creations are "a non-verbal, trans-rational branch of her spiritual teaching." In fact, this is the main theme of the first interview in this book, which happens to be my own interview with Zeena, originally published in WSF (online Italian art journal)."
Review excerpt by Nicholas Diak: "One of the standout qualities of iconic individuals in the post-industrial underground is their ability to be successful in a variety of mediums. The subject matter they explore—occultism, history, literature, magic, criminals, film, Grail studies, taboo topics, etc.—crops up in their songs, short films, books, poetry, art, photography, and a plethora of other outlets. Correlating such output is a daunting task. [...]Zeena Schreck is a multi-media artist, writer, musician famous for Radio Werewolf, and a Tantric Buddhist whose artistic output spans decades. Her newest literary offering is The Zaum of Zeena, a softcover that straddles the zine/book format debuted at the tenth annual New York Art Book Fair at the MoMA PS2 this past September. The alliteration in the title is a re-appropriation of a term for a Russian art movement during World War I that encompassed many fields. In the case of The Zaum of Zeena “zaum” is being used as an umbrella term for Schreck’s many endeavors that are showcased in the book.
To order click here: The Zaum of Zeena
11/3/2022 07:21:39 pm
I am interested in your books. I am learning how to purchase them internationally. Devils of the Flesh is out of print , yes? However Zaum looks available. I’ll need to purchase a PAYPAL card .I am looking forward to reading these two books as I find the Russian Poetry and history and autobiographical aspects interesting and useful to think about . Thank you for all you do . I wanted to say I appreciate you.
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