"Ah, look, you can still just about see his little legs sticking out from it all!" , by Adam Chodzko

Emerging from a lifelong relationship with Pieter Bruegel’s sixteenth-century painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, artist Adam Chodzko’s extensive new writing weaves a path through a vast ocean of associative thought.

Richly illustrated with his many multimedia artworks made over the last thirty years, Ah, look, you can still just about see his little legs sticking out from it all! is set against a backdrop of pervasive globalisation, experiences of austerity politics in Britain, and the rise of the digital algorithm. Calling out the hypocrisy and hostility of contemporary society, Chodzko’s keen observations and humour draw attention to where art’s purpose might lie in the world today – envisioning new ways of seeing, forms of empathy, and a conscious ecological awareness.

Published by Askeaton Arts March 2023
Designed by Wayne Daly (Daly & Lyon)

160 pages
210 × 145 mm
Sewn softback
Offset printed in full colour
ISBN 978-0-9957062-5-5

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Adam Chodzko, Room for Laarni Image Moderator


Published November 2013
Jennifer Higgie, Andrew Renton, Adam Chodzko
Editor Andrew Renton
Designer North
48 pages
Marlborough Contemporary
ISBN 978-1-909693-05-0
Edition of 500

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Adam Chodzko Proxigean Tide

Essays by Martin Clark, Martin Herbert, Lisa Le Feuvre,
Andrew Wilson
Designer Claudia Schenk
Editor Rosa Ainley
Published May 2008
140 pages – Hardback
Tate Publishing
ISBN-13: 978
1 85437 825 5

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Published February 2008
Essays by Jaki Irvine, Andrew Wilson,
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.
Designer Claudia Schenk, Silke Klinnert
Edited by Rosa Ainley
112 pages
ISBN 978-1-904662-08-2
Edition of 1000

Published by Breaking Ground, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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Adam Chodzko

Essays by Lisa Le Feuvre, Alex Farquharson, Mark Godfrey, and Andrea Viliani
Published November 2007
By Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and Skira
125 pages
ISBN 9788861305663

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Artist’s book
Text by Adam Chodzko
Edited by Ian Hunt
Illustrations by Nathan Barlex
Published 2002, published as part of Book Works‘ New Writing Series, selected by Michael Bracewell)
Designed by Joerg Hartmannsgruber
64 pages
ISBN 1 870699 51 3
Edition of 1500
Two colour in a plastic bound case, 210x148mm
Available from Bookworks.

For full description see; Romanov (2002)

Whitstable Interiors

Text by Adam Chodzko
Published in 2003
Acid-free cover with red ink.
47 stapled single-sided B&W ink-jet pages.
21cm x 30cm
Edition 200

Signed and editioned.
£35 each.
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Stylistically based on early punk fanzines yet veering towards the subject matter of Hello magazine Whitstable Interiors is a series of interviews with people within the community of Whitstable where the artist lives. It explores their individual attempts to harness, and transform their domestic spaces and the elements of their homes which seem to elude their control and comprehension.

For full description see; Whitstable Interiors  (2003)

Plans and Spells

Introduced by Steven Bode,
Essays by Will Bradley, Chris Darke, Jeremy Millar
and Polly Staple.
Published in 2001
58 pages
ISBN 0 95386 347 6
173 x 227 mm Pbk

Film and Video Umbrella
52 Bermondsey Street
T 020 7407 7755
F 020 7407 7766

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‘Plans and Spells: Adam Chodzko’ was conceived as an exhibition catalogue to accompany Adam Chodzko’s ‘Plan for a Spell’ (2001).
‘Plans and Spells’ places this recent work within the context of Adam Chodzko’s highly individual artistic oeuvre. Richly illustrated with colour plates throughout, and featuring four newly commissioned texts which range widely across Chodzko’s career, this publication presents an illuminating portrait of one of the most singular and distinctive bodies of work in contemporary British art.

Adam Chodzko

Essays by Michael Bracewell  and Jennifer Higgie.
Published in 1999
[covers work from 1992-1999]
48 pages
ISBN: 1902854004
Published by August

Edition of 1000

Distributed by Cornerhouse Books