Machines & Fictions is a monograph on the work of Spanish artist Félix Luque Sánchez over the last twelve years, in collaboration with fellow artists Damien Gernay and Íñigo Bilbao. The book includes texts by leading scholars, curators, and art critics who discuss Luque’s artistic projects Chapter I: The Discovery (2009), Nihil Ex Nihilo (2011), Different Ways to Infinity (2013-2015), Memory Lane (2015-2019), and Junkyard (2019).
As the coordinating editor of the book, I have worked closely with Félix in selecting the authors, overseeing the process of editing and translating, and proofreading the final versions. I have also carried out a final check of the layout of the book, which was carefully designed by Collin Hotermans and Félix, and contributed three texts about Félix’s work and his collaboration with Damien and Íñigo.
Machines & Fictions. Félix Luque Sánchez
Published by the Centre des arts in Enghien-les-Bains.
Editor in chief: Dominique Roland
Coordinating Editors: Emmanuel Cuisinier / Pau Waelder
Graphic design: Collin Hotermans
Translations: Emiliano Battista / Ismael Cherif / Charlotte Woillez
Texts by: Mónica Bello / Iñigo Bilbao Lopategui / Pierre-Yves Desaïve / Jussi Parikka / Nadim Samman / Yigit Soncul / Pau Waelder
Distributed by Les Presses du Réel
English and French
Table of contents
Transformations of Félix Luque Sánchez
Machines & Fictions
A collaborative form of authorship: Félix Luque Sánchez, Íñigo Bilbao Lopategui, and Damien Gernay
How to go places, or the car wreck as an object of art
Jussi Parikka and Yigit Soncul
Íñigo Bilbao Lopategui
Realms of memory
DIFFERENT WAYS TO INFINITY
Different ways to infinity
NIHIL EX NIHILO
Spam, spam, spam, spam
CHAPTER I: THE DISCOVERY