Project by: Speculative Press
Designer: Laura Pappa
Format: 110 x 240 mm mm
Price: € 3,00
Yetta Bronstein, as a 48-year-old house-wife from the Bronx, ran for President in 1964 and again in 1968 as the candidate for the Best Party. Her slogans were “Vote for Yetta and things will get betta” and “Put a mother in the White House.” The publication houses an interview with Alan Abel (1930), the man behind all these characters including creator of Yetta. Alan was an American prankster, writer and filmmaker who frequently appeared on television, radio and newspapers with his scandalous and provoking undertakings. During the interview the discussion seamlessly flows from one prank to another, from one juicy detail to the next. Along the way his relationship to theatre and the media are discussed, as well as his approach to work.
The series Exercises in Practical Mischievery takes a closer look at notable groups and individuals in the production and implementation of various out of the ordinary forms for the distribution of word and thought. This includes using and manipulating existing media channels but also inventing new tools and methods. How could daily theatre be put to work for our benefit in regard to sharing information in our immediate surrounding? The collection, aspiring to become an encyclopedia of sorts, is intended to serve as a catalyst in thinking of freely accessible tools for the dissemination of thought. In this series we will introduce you to: Jan de Jong, Fritz Rainer, Andy Bichlbaum & Michael Bonanno, Yetta Bronstein and (Mrs) Edna Welthorpe. The series is edited by Aubrie Savage .