Out of the six characters in this story, four have names that read as definite pronouns: “L,” as in “el,” Spanish for “the,”, as in “el pais,” “Las,” Spanish for “the” (plural), as in “las meninas,” “Les,” French for “the” (plural), as in “les enfants terribles,” “La,” French for “the,” as in “la concorde.” As the Latsempoarish system of naming newcomers clearly confirms, a name is never arbitrary. Yet, these characters, in particular La, Las and Les, each a mere vacation of a same “the,” seem to be tokens of a group, the Latsempoarish. At the same time, they are, however, definite. They’re not just “a,” but instead have specificity. In other words, part of what they do, make, say, feel,… is exemplary of the entire group, while part of what they do, make, say, feel,… is exceptional and singular. (Sarah Demeuse)
This book was published following the exhibition “Latsempo◸ar” by Daniel Jacoby presented at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain from 3 March to 22 April 2012, within the project room at aquarium residency programme. “What Comes After the L” was written by Daniel Jacoby, based on and illustrated by the project collaborators’ imagery, and features inserts by writer Sarah Demeuse, as well as an epilogue by curator Kevin Muhlen.