The anti angelic host


a project by 

Danai Giannoglou

 Ersi Varveri

Paky Vlassopoulou

Gijs Waterschoot


release of the PHP 1 magazine

contributions by

Gregor Andzelm
Machteld Bernaert
Jo Kmo
Valentin Cernat
Camille Cluzan
Lynn Depreeuw
Voebe De Gruyter
Michaella Del Brollo
Nico Dockx
Fabio Ramirez Enrique
Casper Fitzhue
Adam Galach
Erik Hagoort
Erin Helsen
Rien Schellemans
Idris Sevenans
Sorry Future Proof
Vasilis Papageorgiou
Zena Van den Block
Bram Van Meervelde
Amber Vanluffelen
Danielle Van Zuijlen

thanks to 

Kostas Varveris,

• title is borrowed from The Anti-Angelic host - On Virginia Woolf and the politics of hosting by Jan Verwoert

** picture from The Juliet of the spirits, Federico Felini

The hostess as a hostage

I am in an empty house which is full of people, I do not know what to do with my hands nor my mouth. When I wake up I pretend to sleep for a little longer and every time I need to use the bathroom I do the same thing.

I feel like a mother who thought she wanted children, because she thought they were something else than what they actually are. I feel like a mother who doesn’t like her kids.

This summer I woke up from a terrible nightmare. The nightmare was that the people living in my guest house had drunk water from the tap which I forgot to tell them that wasn’t potable.

In French the same noun is used to describe the host and the guest. This noun is masculine. When the noun is used in feminine it only evokes the hostess.

My mother used to say to my father "what would you like to do for your birthday honey?" and she would go on "just do not tell me you want to invite people over"

I wonder if we spend all of our lives being either hosts or guests. What do you do better?

Yesterday night I googled: Ideas on how to be a good hostess when at the same time you feel like a stranger.

A hot host held a hostess hostage, the hostage hostess shot the host, it was hot.

Danai Giannoglou