**Expected to appear the 24th of April 2014**
Jean-Luc Blanc, Lindsey Bull, Georges Devy & L. Dalliance, Florence Doléac, Camille Ducellier, Mary Beth Edelson, León Ferrari, Derek Jarman, Richard John Jones & Max Allen, Latifa Laâbissi, Bruce Lacey, Adolphe Lalauze, Évariste-Vital Luminais, Ana Mendieta, Anita Molinero, Marie Preston, Olivia Plender & Patrick Staff, Carolee Schneemann & Victoria Vesna, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero.
_The Witching Hour_ follows _Witches: Hunted, Appropriated, Empowered, Queered_ (2012), a collection of texts and interviews which examined the witch figure as a metaphor for alterity. Conceived as its visual companion and as the catalogue of a group exhibition held at the art centre Le Quartier in Quimper, the book explores the following questions: What do witches embody? What mechanisms and affects do they summon? How was this “unfortunate class”—as Jules Michelet has called them—raised to the rank of protofeminist? And what political, social and human lessons have they handed down to us?
The research dimension, vital to this project and to the participating artists, is conveyed by a textual thread that lies somewhere between a glossary and a journal of quotes.Extracts from key texts from the past thirty years—chosen for how they resonate with the subject under consideration-accompany new texts, details of artworks, exhibition views, source documents and artist contributions created specifically for these pages.