As an artistic counterpoint to the exhibition Life? or Theater?, the installation “Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln in einem leeren Kühlschrank laufen” (“Walking Next to One’s Shoelaces Inside an Empty Fridge”) by Chantal Akerman was shown. The book of the same name picks up not only on the content of the installation, but also on the design – the fine gauze of the dust jacket and the traditional Japanese stitched bookbinding with various types of paper form a reference to this artwork’s manifold levels of meaning.
The book was honored by the Book Art Foundation as one of the most beautiful books of the year.
Details & Excerpt
Chantal Akerman: Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln
in einem leeren Kühlschrank laufen
62 pages with illustrations of the installation,
Hardback with gauze cover
Jewish Museum Berlin und Laconic Press
Chantal Akerman, Cilly Kugelmann,
Edna Moshenson, Amy Taubin
Mark Diaper, Eggers + Diaper
Heb es gut auf (Preface in German)
by Cilly Kugelmann and Hubertus GaßnerDownload (PDF / 0.10 MB / in German)