Zander Blom's second publication, following The Drain of Progress, documents the travels of 'an idealist Machiavellian hero, guitar in hand, on a crusade to revitalise the arts of the culture capital of the world'. According to Blom, 'The Travels of Bad is essentially a satire that looks critically at the influence that exotic cultures and their artefacts have had on the avant-garde system of European visual art from the end of the 19th century onwards. The critique comes in the shape of mini-novella that is illustrated by a series of photographic works and accompanied by a pseudo rock-opera type symphonic drone thrash metal rock album.'
Published by Rooke Gallery | 2009
Softcover, 48 pages | ISBN 978-0-620-43190-3 | Price: R650
Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies with CD and plectrum