Feral Domestic by Dani and Sheilah ReStack is the latest title from FAB (Film Art Book). It compiles drawings, writings, and images in dialogue with the artists’ trilogy of videos—Strangely Ordinary This Devotion; Come Coyote, and Future From Inside—made over the past 7 years. Divided into 3 sections named for each of the videos, Feral Domestic expands on themes of the domestic as a place of invention and unexpected catalyst toward fantasy; collaboration as a way of surviving within a world that often feels broken; and resistance to patriarchal structures of maternity, love, lesbian desire, and labor. Included at the end of each chapter are the artists’ responses to friends who asked them questions about the process of making the videos. Loosely based on a narrative about lesbian witches from Ohio who use magic to create children who can survive without water, the works feature both staged and documentary material from the artists’ relationship to planetary and personal survival in the age of climate change.
2022, VSW Press, 60 pages, 7.75 x 10.5 inches, paperback with vellum inserts, digital offset, edition of 150