Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi & Stephen Ellcock is an editor and a curator respectively.
Episode 247: Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi & Stephen Ellcock have teamed up to produce Keux de Mains, a book that considers the human and aesthetic experience of hands.
Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi is the editor and all-around firebrand of the publishing house Chose Commune and Stephen Ellcock is an independent curator with an eye for the esoteric. Jeux De Mains is a taxonomic investigation of the hand in the history of art. The images within the book consist of a wide range of studies, photographic and other. There is a wide range of material in the book and the variation found within is no doubt due in large measure to the ability of both Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi & Stephen Ellcock.
The hand and its development in the history of art has a long history and its importance to the development of the species is integral to its progress. Humans have advanced as civilization builders and spiritual beings through the use of hands, which differentiates their ability from other animals and has suggested the usage of hands in relation to tools in particular as a function of cognitive advancement. Hands are essential. Hands are the locus of development by which art and society have formed.
In this conversation, we discussed the history of the book and the respective careers of the editor and curator while delving into the history of the hand. We spoke about specific examples and how these aggregate images came to form the genesis of the idea to make a work focused on one sole body part. Please have a listen, the conversation is wide and deep and the tram of Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi & Stephen Ellcock are gracious in sharing their insight.