Thursday, 20 August 2009
Who Killed Amanda Palmer?
AMANDA PALMER will be signing her daring and beautiful art book Who Killed Amanda Palmer (and doing who knows what else) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Wednesday 9th September from 6 – 7pm.
Amanda Palmer grew up dreaming of being an artist, a performer and a provocateur. She’s moved from an eight-foot Living Bride statue to one half of the cabaret punk duo The Dresden Dolls into work as a solo artist both inspirational and controversial. Among her continuous and eclectic collection of creative projects, she spins time to be singer and songwriter, audacious pianist and film-maker – all genre-shattering and massively expressive. Amanda Palmer is not an artist, she’s an art form.
Who Killed Amanda Palmer is the photographic and literary interpretation of her Ben Folds-produced solo debut. Featuring a collection of soft, dark and beautiful images of Amanda’s own death and collected over fourteen years of travelling the world, the book also offers stories by Neil Gaiman. The book is fascinating, tragic and compelling – Beth Hommel describes it as, ‘…many shades of murder; equal parts horror and humor’. Intrigued or shocked, it’s a book that begs a reaction.