Bernadette Corporation

The Complete Poem


The idea of the book is to present these two elements – poem and fashion shoot – in a single package, as one complex object.

This combination of original literature and commissioned fashion photography undermines the traditional autonomy of literary and visual genres.

The book itself is a conceptual gesture: the display of a mediation, or the presentation of a redistribution.

Bernadette Corporation was formed in a Manhattan nightclub in 1994, and began organizing DIY social events that evolved into unauthorized art carnivals in SoHo parking lots.

From 1995 to 1997, the group worked under the guise of an underground fashion label. In 1999 it self-published a magazine, Made in USA, and began producing videos.

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