One of these days some VERY important collector who wants to save all the books sent to me is going to knock on my door and say - we are burying beautiful and important works for generations to come to find. We WANT your collection. What will I say???? I would be HUGELY loathe to part with all these beautiful books. Let me give you some new examples, and you'll see what I mean. From Susanna Lakner - Playing it Safe in Public Places.
This is an original work from Susanna - the thinnest of transfer work over aged book pages.
Non-narrative works are very interesting to me - access to the content of the book is generally embedded in the title. In the above image a pretty sinister masked portrait is juxtaposed with the back view of a crowd. One can generate meaning privately by making connections between the images - and isn't the book the perfect private place? Even in public, one can escape to the sanctity and quietness of your own mind.
Many thanks Susanna - a beautifully crafted work.
From TICTAC (Germany) - Another fabulous book - untitled and uncolophoned! I know there is no such word - well - there is - I've just used it... And the cover APPEARS upside down - but I know there is NEVER any miscalculation to the way TICTAC places her images and combines her material. I've titled the book "Where?" - am I close P??
Lovely locution - where/will//when I close my eyes (will) my dreams go. Great metaphorical weight to that statement. I have this phrase "Look through me to you" - somehow I get that feeling in this book.
It feels like time is running out.
"Perils are people
less for much
could again banish
to cross the need".
Another beautifully crafted work - as always - thanks for trading with me - o the joys....
A fun double fold accordion book from Suus (Netherlands) - I don't know it its the lost book, or the new one?
Suus writes that she went on a course to learn how to make PRECISE boekies - MAN! I give those kind of courses - but NEVER follow my own advice - make your OWN books Suus - although neat beginnings - they're the best foundation - thank you for sending this little treasure - its going straight from this blog into the library XXX