Ever since the 1970s, artist Matt Mullican has been preoccupied with notions of identity and with developing the fictional side of his personality through hypnosis. With That Person's Workbook, Mullican explores the interests, activities, and beliefs of an ageless and genderless "That Person" through the creation of an exhaustive workbook that includes drawings, paintings, doodles, notes, photographs, recipes, magazine clippings, and even mathematical equations. By compiling these elements while in a trance-like hypnotic state, Mullican begins to construct an author or "self" that both invites and resists understanding. With an essay by Ulrich Wilmes and an interview between Vicente L. de Moura and Matt Mullican.
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle and Ridinghouse