In December I will be exhibiting at Kaleid gallery in Shoreditch, London as part of…

The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books
2-24 December 2009

The exhibition will bring to life ‘the aftermath of an accident between a trolley car and a newspaper kiosk’, recalling Maud Lavin’s description of Johannes Baader’s original exhibition Das Grosse Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama. Drawing inspiration from Baader’s original architectural feat, fifty pieces have been selected for their originality and conceptual response to the traditional book form. KALEID curator Deeqa Ismail challenges the viewer to consider not what a book is but what a book can be. Reaching out to an international network of artists.

KALEID PRESS RELEASE: The Grand Plasto-Baader-Books

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prototypes featured in the exhibition

Rise_1.1
Rise
embossed prototype # 1.1
December 2008
297 x 210 x 80 mm

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FALL_1.1and1.2
Fall
cut prototype # 1.1 (above left)
cut prototype # 1.2 (above right)
August 2009
210 x 148.5 x 50 mm

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Volume Study Prototypes
Material and process are the principle elements that influence the configuration of each book object. The form is constructed using systematic layering. Binding of the individual leaves / pages stabilizes and even generates the shape of the object. The bound edge is the single consistent structural element – this assigns a force from which the formation of the book develops. The Prototypes form a series of working models. They contain ideas about three-dimensional space and each becomes a visual document encapsulating the process of fabrication. The work challenges preconceptions of books and reading – animated by light and natural forces the surfaces of these books require a different type of visual engagement.

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