This is not my book
In the last ten years, the Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has been responsible for over fifty publications, including not only slim photo zines and simply produced brochures but also voluminous cloth-bound books — many of them distributed via his own publishing house, 4478ZINE. This Is Not My Book provides for the first time an overview of his work, which constitutes a very important artistic position at the interface of photography and independent publishing. It indicates a full stop, an act of punctuation set down on his published work by the author. This Is Not My Book is published by Spector Books.
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE PRESENT
ARCHIVIO magazine is an innovative publishing project that focuses is exclusively on the archive culture and reality. It is the first time that a publishing venture is born out of the need to enhance this huge heritage. Every issue is constructed around a theme, but in a loose way, browsing from art to fashion, culture, sport, design, cinema, science, photography. ARCHIVIO uses its ability to watch everything from a contemporary point of view, because what archives can teach us is how memory becomes future.
LENA WURZ & MAGALI AVEZOU
THE EMOTIONAL COLLECTOR
“It was not always the catch, but the hunt"
“The Emotional Collector” is a participative installation that explores the mechanisms associated with collecting (photo) books. A clue referring to photographic culture will help visitors find the first piece of the puzzle and leave them free to complete it according to their own relationship with the books presented. Each visit will thus create a different cosmology of books in the space. Meanwhile, “librarians” performing repetitive gestures in a playful manner will activate the room.
CHRISTOPHE DAVIET THERRY
‘Vis-a-vis, masculine noun, person or thing facing another.’
“It is quite tempting to reduce the way vis-a-vis is presented to this simple definition. The very form of the vis-à-vis—which in fact stems from a way of reflecting upon the form of the exhibition and reducing a thought to the mere confrontation of two works—, is minimal and silent. It thus reinforces the notion of the space, or even the void that separates the two works, a space occupied by the visitor who then becomes the pivot, the hyphen in the confrontation. Initiated in the context of a bookshop, these vis-a-vis are, by their content, comparable to a library, a place where all fields of knowledge convene, confront and dialogue with each other, expressing transversality in the possibility to be gathered in various media, be it a book, a film, a sound, or even an ordinary object. They are also so many imaginary shelves on which an invisible hand places two books, side by side. How did this encounter occur? And why? Was it a desire to bring them together by theme, out of provocation, negligence, or sentimentality, haphazardly, in relation to the context of appearance? Probably all the above, but perhaps primarily to see what happens." CDT
ELINE MUGAAS & ELISE STORSVEEN
Created entirely from found images, ALBUM is a zine initiated by Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen in 2008. Comprised of full-page photographic illustrations, advertisements, and other ubiquitous media images culled from etiquette manuals, cookbooks, travel magazines, craft books, fashion magazines, and sexual manuals, ALBUM reflects the popular imagery found in Scandinavian households from the 1960s through the 1980s. The chosen imagery is then arranged across spreads, creating a sophisticated and humorous reading, organized by a series of heavy themes such as the lonely man, femininity, architecture, family, outer space, and nature. While seemingly whimsical, ALBUM provides a sophisticated meta-narrative on the human body, sexuality, and the social lives of images that places the reader in an uncanny arena that showcases how our media likely reads us.