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Mein Buch


Another new book that I released is Mein Buch (‘my book’). It reflects on the declension of possessive pronouns in the German language and consists of stamped words which are all declensions of the word ‘mein’ (German for ‘my’ or ‘mine’). The stamping causes fluctuations from word to word and from booklet to booklet, mimicking the constant (and to the novice learner bewildering) flow of word form variations that German presents due to the required identification of grammatical case, number and gender.

Realized at Künstlerhaus Bethanien during a residency awarded by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Stamped with archival black ink, booklet size 11 x 19 cm, 24 pages.

Edition limited to 50 numbered copies.

Priced at € 24,- plus shipping. See some images here.

Published in Berlin, 2015.

Order through the webshop or through email.

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June 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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The Lovers


I published a new book titled The Lovers. It is based around screenshots that were made while watching ‘Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum,’ a video about Joachim Schmid’s work, realized by the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014. At one point in this documentary Schmid is at a flea market in Berlin, looking through a pile of junked photographs. For a brief moment his perusal and the movements of his hands caused the stack to tell a story.

Full color digital printing, 24 page stapled brochure, size 21 x 28 cm, in enclosure size 23 x 32 cm.

Edition limited to 100 numbered copies.

Priced at € 28,- plus shipping. See some images here.

Published in Berlin, 2015.

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June 28, 2015 at 10:58 pm

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On press


Today is stamping day for the first of two new books that were inspired by my confusions with regards to German grammar. Japanese ink meets Italian paper in an expression of German grammar through stamps cut in the UK. The books will be launched at Miss Read in Berlin June 26-28. For more info see Mein Buch and Tischblumenbilder.

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June 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Miss Read in Berlin


From June 26-28 I’m participating in Miss Read.

You’ll find my books and me at the table I am sharing with Joachim Schmid. I’ll be launching a new publication titled The Lovers, and three new books in German that proceeded from my residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien: Husch!, Mein Buch and Tischblumenbilder.

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10, Halle 1 & 2
10557 Berlin

Opening hours
Friday, June 26th, 5 to 9pm
Saturday, June 27th, noon to 9pm
Sunday, June 28th, noon to 7pm

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June 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm

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Article in Ons Erfdeel


In the May issue of the magazine Ons Erfdeel, literary scholar Jack van der Weide discusses the role of white space and erasure in my work in his article titled ‘Ontschrijven’. Read it in Ons Erfdeel, 2, 2015.

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May 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Poetry International

One Swimming Pool will be exhibited during Poetry International in Rotterdam from June 7 – 13. The book will be on view at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg in the context of the language & ART Gallery Tour. A timelapse video made during one of its installations on the floor will also be shown.

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May 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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Shine On


In celebration of World Book Night 2015 this film showing miniature models made in response to Stephen King’s book The Shining was made at the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol. A book of the project is also forthcoming. An overview of models here.

Model Makers: Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck, Craig Atkinson, Sarah Bodman, Angie Butler, Si Butler, Nancy Campbell, Anna Cooper, Jeremy Dixon, Lilla Duignan, Sara Elgerot/Rare Autumn, Su Fahy, Hazel Grainger, Charlotte Hall, Paul Laidler, Pauline Lamont-Fisher, Gwen Simpson, Simon Smith, Tom Sowden, Angela Thames, Elisabeth Tonnard, Stephanie Turnbull, Corinne Welch, Linda Williams, Philippa Wood, Clare Wyatt.

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April 25, 2015 at 10:30 am


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