Along with the series, Missbehave includes the short story ‘So it Goes with Dogs’ by author Agustín Fernández Mallo, the texts ‘Ostalgia’ and ‘Apartment' by by Simona Rota, and ‘Intâmplare’, a non-linear text being based on an interview I made with the artist.
The initial concept for the book was a broader edition that would include Instant Village series. However, Rota’s proposal to dedicate the book to such opposite works as ' Big Exit' and ' Ostalgia ' completely seduced me. It was an opportunity to continue exploring how to bring the "mashup"concept to the editing field, an issue that I had already embraced in the edition of Collective Architectures (2010), and the concept for the Unfacebook art project (2012).
Emerged in the music industry, the term “mashup” defines a production method and also a new genre: the creation of a new musical composition by combining two or more topics already finished and previously recorded. As for editing Missbehave, I was enthused about the "crossover" genre, a form of mushup that consists of intertwining two completely different tracks in a single piece (version vs version). In order to build up a new framework capable of taking in and embracing differences, cross-over techniques stress rhythm, mood and atmospheres. Instead of setting against the juxtaposed elements, this form of mashup synchronizes the original pieces. Along with rhythm, mood and atmosphere, spatial transitions, density and multiple reflexes are some other elements that I manipulated to enhance the dealings between both series.
Missbehave can be read as a crossover of two photographic series and also a mashup of texts and images. I like to think of this book as a landscape that the reader can cross more than once, finding in each passage unexpected relations and new details.