One Book

was printed at Museum for Book Art Lodz by Pan Pawel on the occasion of the exhibition "Anabasis - rituals of Homecoming" in 2010.

Presented on the evening of the opening of the exhibition Anabasis, Rituals of Homecoming, in the cellars of the Museum of Art Book in Łódź, amongst the old printing machines, Susanne Kriemann’s (book-making) performance was a concerto on a voice (performed or rather conducted by philosopher, Dieter Roelstraete who in his performative reading reflected upon the issues of reproducibility, ideas of migration and „homing devices”, transcribing notions of changing „place”, „locus”, „home” in relation to the technology of printing, reproduction, circulation of ideas in books and printed matter) and a labor (a simultaneous act of printing pages for a new one book and just ‘One Book’ (2009) on an old movable press which allowed the artist to print the word one on the book’s one hundred pages, then recycle each page to add the letters H-O-M-E, one per each twenty-five pages).

(Adam Budak)

  • Author
    Dieter Roelstraete
  • Printer
    Museum of Book Art Lodz
  • Date
  • Edition
    unique in wooden box