Elisabeth Tonnard

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Husch!

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Another recent publication in German, Husch! is a small book containing two poems composed from sentences found in a grammar book (Hermann Sanders’ Kurzgefaßtes Lehrbuch der Deutschen Sprache für Chinesen which was first published in 1922). The first poem is titled ‘Was ich weiss’ (What I know), the second poem is ‘Das Wetter’ (The Weather). Each page carries only one line and the lines move about the pages in a free manner.

Published in Berlin, June 2015.

Edition of 65 numbered copies. Black & white printing, perfect bound paperback. Size 10.5 x 14.8 cm, 84 pages.

Priced at € 18,- plus shipping. See some images here.

Order through the webshop or through email.

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July 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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Mein Buch

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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.

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June 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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The Lovers

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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

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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

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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.

Location:
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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Shine On

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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

Exhibition Sequence I

The exhibition Sequence I aims to show Dutch artists’ books in an international context. It draws from the collections of the Groninger Museum and private collector Henk Woudsma and is curated by Henk Woudsma, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Barthold Boksem. See the invite here and a list of works on view here.

On view at Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands, from March 12 – 27.

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February 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm

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Documentation of show at Van Abbe

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From November 9, 2014 to January 30, 2015 the Van Abbe Museum presents a complete survey of my artists’ books. There are now some installation shots of the show online. Click here to see them.

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November 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Wiederholungszwang

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My new limited edition bookwork Wiederholungszwang will be launched later this week at Offprint Paris. Wiederholungszwang, or repetition compulsion, is a term used for repetitive behavior in which a person repeats certain traumatic events. The book is made up out of a single image, a found lantern slide, that becomes a scene of repetition when it is fragmented, folded, repeated and mirrored.

The edition is limited to 28 numbered copies that are inkjet printed in b&w, and handbound in a stab binding with folds on the foredge.

Read more here. See some images here.

The book will be launched at Offprint Paris, November 14-16 (École des Beaux-Arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte, Paris). You’ll find me and my books at the table I’m sharing with Joachim Schmid.

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November 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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They Were Like Poetry

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I’m happy to announce my new book. It consists of poems based on a suggestion by James Joyce.

The poems are exercises, composed from sentences that were themselves meant as exercises. The sentences come from a popular 19th century school grammar by Alexander Allen and James Cornwell. Joyce mentions the “nice sentences” in this book and the idea of them as poetry in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:

And there were nice sentences in Doctor Cornwell’s Spelling Book. They were like poetry but they were only sentences to learn the spelling from.
——Wolsey died in Leicester Abbey
——Where the abbots buried him.
——Canker is a disease of plants,
——Cancer one of animals.
It would be nice to lie on the hearthrug before the fire, leaning his head upon his hands, and think on those sentences.

Which is what I did.

The edition consists of 100 numbered copies. The book is self-published, has black & white printing, a paperback binding, and contains 68 pages.

Priced at €24 plus shipping. The book can be ordered through my webshop or by sending me an email. It will also be available at the table I’m sharing with Joachim Schmid at the New York Art Book Fair, September 25-28.

See some images by clicking here.

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August 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm