Event — Book presentations @ PrintRoom

You are invited to join fol­low­ing book present­a­tions tonight, Novem­ber 17th 2011 at Prin­t­Room in Rot­ter­dam…

Eleni Kamma
Enlever et Entre­t­enir is an artist’s book made in col­lab­or­a­tion with design­er Salome Schmuki and artist Orla Barry. Enlever et Entre­t­enir devel­ops the idea of an in-between space through the format of a book. It exam­ines how words and images can coex­ist and cre­ate mean­ing by dis­rupt­ing it; how they make sense by seem­ingly let­ting mean­ing col­lapse. The book fol­lows the format of a 1950s photo col­lec­tion book titled Entre Escaut et Meuse [Between Scheldt and Meuse], in which images and tex­tu­al descrip­tions of plants, anim­als and human activ­it­ies coex­ist. In Enlever et Entre­t­enir, the coex­ist­ence occurs between gaps, empty spaces and vari­ous cul­tur­al descrip­tions and rep­res­ent­a­tions of nature, both his­tor­ic­al and newly inven­ted.
Enlever et Entre­t­enir
is pub­lished by the Jan van Eyck Academy

Dor­is Denekamp
Hand­boek voor de Stadswildernis (Hand­book for the City Wild) is a small pock­et guide into the fringes of the urb­an land­scape. Sec­tions like Food, Shel­ter, Equip­ment and Dangers give you a wide vari­ety of tips and tricks based on the daily sur­viv­al tech­niques of home­less people. These tips give an insight into the resources the city offers for a life of the grid, but show at the same time how pre­cari­ous and dan­ger­ous liv­ing without per­man­ent shel­ter can be. Text con­tri­bu­tions by Henry Dav­id Thor­eau, Bert and Holly Dav­is and Maria Cecil­lia Los­chiavo dos San­tos. Hand­boek voor de Stadswildernis (Hand­book for the City Wild) is pub­lished by the Dutch Art Institute/​ArtEZ. Graph­ic design by Noah Venezia (Werkp­laats Typo­grafie).

Patrí­cia Sousa
From The Bot­tom Of The Chin To The Top Of The Head ques­tions the nature of rep­res­ent­a­tion pro­duced by iden­ti­fic­a­tion sys­tems, such as the pass­port photo, and its implic­a­tions when rep­res­ent­ing the indi­vidu­al through its mul­tiple truth­ful images. With text con­tri­bu­tions by Soph­ie Nield and Raqs Media Col­lect­ive and graph­ic design by Manuel Zen­ner (Werkp­laats Typo­grafie) this pro­ject seeks to estab­lish a rela­tion between the sub­jectiv­it­ies of the self facing his/​her truth­ful images and the pos­sib­il­it­ies that arise when rep­res­ent­ing the char­ac­ter of the impost­or, the one who denies to show his/​her face while still inter­pret­ing the rules that val­id­ate its truth­ful image. From The Bot­tom Of The Chin To The Top Of The Head is pub­lished by the Dutch Art Institute/​ArtEZ.

Eva Olthof
I Have Nev­er Seen Vol­ca­noes But When Trav­el­lers Tell
Off the coast in the north of the Neth­er­lands, an extinct, pre­his­tor­ic vol­cano lies dormant in the lay­ers of the earth and beneath the waters of the Wad­den Sea. In the 1970s, while drilling for gas, vol­can­ic spe­ci­mens were found and that is how this vol­cano was dis­covered. In the late 1980s a gas-drilling plat­form was placed pre­cisely above the apex of this sub­merged vol­cano and is still in func­tion. When passing by aboard a loc­al pas­sen­ger ferry, one has a dir­ect view of the plat­form. Since I have obtained this know­ledge, the plat­form for me equates to the sum­mit of the vol­cano. This place became a start­ing point for the ima­gin­ary and the book provides a plat­form for ideas on the unseen, the pho­to­graph and the vol­cano. Text con­tri­bu­tions by Peter Delpeut, Siri Driessen and Roman Sign­er. I Have Nev­er Seen Vol­ca­noes But When Trav­el­lers Tell is pub­lished by the Dutch Art Institute/​ArtEZ. Graph­ic design by Stefano Faoro (Werkp­laats Typo­grafie).”
 — Prin­t­Room

Prin­t­Room
Schi­et­baan­straat 17
3014ZV Rot­ter­dam

Novem­ber 17th 2011 from 7 to 10pm