1,324 Followers, 741 Following, 572 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Hedi El Kholti (@theotherhedi) New Pictures for the Old Ceremony: Julien Nguyen’s Floating World, The Crushing Weight of the Comfortable: Rodney McMillian, Nothing Independent of Its Circumstances: Rosemary Mayer, Born in Rabat, in 1967, Hedi El Kholti moved to Los Angeles in 1992, and worked in the film industry for five years before attending the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena (BA 2000). I don’t remember what I said, but afterward, we became friendly, and, later, friends. Courtesy: the artist, Page from Zine Series: By the time you read this I’ll be gone, Issue 3 (Off-Groove Etchings), 2010 Hedi El Kholti’s A PLACE IN THE SUN is composed of more than 60 collage works, selected from hundreds of pieces produced over the last 12 years. A suture is made, fragile, that last only a few minutes.”3. Edited by Hedi El Kholti, Lauren Mackler. His presence is so self-effacing and modest that if you weren’t keenly looking for such a wondrous being, you might just miss him. Courtesy: the artist, Untitled Page from Collage Book #1 (Jacques), 1995 We were a spare few acolytes in our massive working-class college, invigorated by ideas we only half understood, chasing some ghost of an underground we shyly sensed that Semiotext(e) was both a portal to and an archive of. With a soft, deep, and sometimes hesitant French accent, he’d evoke a world of performers and intellectuals, mad queer luminaries and darkling revolutionaries, all awash in the electric pleasure of their work, always spiked with mourning for the too-many humans and moments lost in the gush of tragedy and time. They manifest a world that I imagine is always haunting Hedi: sometimes slyly pointed with specific coded references, often populated with a smattering of cinema scenes, pop culture, and underground idols, photos of musicians and writers, book covers, and soft porn. The Missing Pieces: Amazon.ca: Henri Lefebvre, Hedi El Kholti, David L. Sweet: Books. Fleeting, ephemeral, nondigital, and nonhierarchical, Animal Shelter is, as Alex Gartenfeld wrote in Interview, “a loose collection of … Some years ago he started a zine/journal, published occasionally but always edited with some swirl of the personal and the intellectual. Hedi El Kholti: Se7en. Hedi el Kholti is the co-editor of Semiotext(e), an independent publisher of “works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession.” I contacted him recently to get a copy of Chris Kraus’ Summer of Hate (reviewed here) and in the process learned of his new project, the serial publication Animal Shelter. An Incontinent and Percolating Substance Runs Through: Tsai Ming-liang, Alt History of Abstraction 101: manuel arturo abreu, http://www.thislongcentury.com/hedi-el-kholti?c=179, https://www.frieze.com/article/hedi-el-kholti-chantal-akerman-and-homes-loved-and-lost. Courtesy: the artist, Silkscreen Cover for Zine Series: By the time you read this I’ll be gone, Issue 2 (Paul Quinn), 2010 He is co-editor of Semiotext (e) alongside Chris Kraus and Sylvère Lotringer and currently edits Semiotext (e)’s ‘occasional intellectual journal’ Animal Shelter. Throughout these past years, Hedi’s collages blossomed with a deep appreciation for those numerous artists and artworks that touch him, alongside a sophisticated desire—a longing, almost. Born in Rabat, in 1967, Hedi El Kholti moved to Los Angeles in 1992, and worked in the film industry for five years before attending the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena (BA 2000).