Elisabeth Tonnard

Two Impulses

This pamphlet book uses two marks on paper to reflect on two impulses in art and life. The punctuation mark on the left page represents the finality and beauty of a perfect statement, the punctuation mark on the right page breaks up the perfect statement and points to further movement. In parallel to the close of Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable: “I can’t go on, I’ll go on.”

Published in Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2012. Inkjet printed and handbound. A4 size. 4 pages. Edition: 10 (+ 2 AP). The book is priced at €150, plus shipping. Contact to see if still available.

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The book is available in the collections of Columbia University, National Library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), and the Van Abbe museum (LS collection).

Written by tonnard

October 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm


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