It’s a form that exists in different worlds. It can be incredibly private but still reach a large audience. I can spend solitary hours in my Paper Cave, folding and gluing and sewing until the sun comes up – but the book also allows me to interact with a large community.
HEKLER is a New York-based artist collective founded in 2016 by Nataša Prljević, Joshua Nierodzinski, and Jelena Prljevic. The name HEKLER not only references the English definition of disruption, but also is the Serbo-Croatian word for the communal act of crocheting, and slang for the sound of rapid fire from an assault rifle.
FRONTRUNNER spoke to Spanish artist Abel Azcona (Madrid, 1988) to talk – without inhibitory brakes or moral laws – about his life, his art, and his forthcoming projects. Azcona is a performer and uses the story of his intimate personal life to free himself from chains of the past that have marked him to this day.