Architecture and Design Museum

Kcymaerxthaere: The Story so Far
Arts District Location

Artist, writer, and geographer-at-large Eames Demetrios invites you to the A+D Museum on Saturday, May 19 from 4-6pm for an intimate storytelling experience and book signing of his most recent limited edition publication Kcymaerxthaere: The Story so Far…(Folio 1).

The two-volume set highlights the first 138 installations that exist in Kcymaerxthaere (Ky-MAIR-icks-THEER), the parallel world started by Demetrios in 2003. Through imagery, text, and artwork the publication offers an analog way to experience the global art project and serves as a tool to share this endeavor with the global community that makes the project possible. Sales of the publication will fund its translation into the 23 languages that appear in the installations.

Kcymaerxthaere tells the stories of a parallel world through books, performances, Internet, embroideries, guided collaborations, but perhaps most distinctively through installations—especially physical markers (usually in stone, concrete, or bronze) and far more elaborate historical sites, which can be up to an acre in size, that honor the parallel world in our linear world.

LA Weekly says: “Though primarily a writer and conceptual artist, Demetrios is grounded in the designer/maker ethos inherited from his grandparents (Charles and Ray Eames) and his mother (a talented sculptor), and thus more than chronicling, he builds physical, permanent markers that identify and explain the events that happened “there.” For example, great time wars, environmental episodes, continental and dimensional drifts, and all manner of creation myths, political intrigue, romance and art.”

One can think of Kcymaerxthaere as an illuminated manuscript where every page is in a different location. Come explore this rich parallel world and see how the stories connect and extend!

Kcymaerxthaere: The Story so Far…(Folio 1) will be available for purchase at the A+D Museum event on Saturday, May 19