Kasper Andreasen

High Capacity

This book is a facsimile of 203 photo­copied collages based on material collected between 1998 and 2003 in London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and elsewhere. Until 2016, the sorted material had been neatly filed in moving boxes. “‘Either dump it or keep it,’ I kept saying to myself.” What you see here reveals his many interests: receipts, checks, packaging of all sorts, drawn instructions, snap­shots, vinyl lettering, and other textual imperatives. High Capacity is not just an amassment of printed matter left over from the 2000s, but a very dense, compressed image of that time. It was launched as part of the exhibition at M HKA Antwerp and designed with Toni Uroda.

Artist’s book, Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2023
Offset, 21 x 29.7 cm, 208 pp, ed: 400
ISBN 978-94-6446-048-3

High Capacity video


Meta-LAT is a digital publication about the poster project LAT, the name of which is taken from the abbreviation for “living apart together”. The project consists of 10 periodical posters pro­duced in Amsterdam from 2003 to 2005. Each poster bears a descriptive title – such as Let’s Avoid Trouble or Lines Alter Territory – and presents political satire and commentary on the events happening at that time. This PDF serves as a catalogue of all the LAT exhibitions as well as a print-it-yourself poster which can be reassembled. Curated by Hartmut Abendschein. Made in collaboration with Tine Melzer.

Digital artist’s publication, ETK Books, Bern, 2022, PDF, 21 x 29.7 cm, 20 pp, poster: 70 x 100 cm, open edition
DOI: 10.17436/etk.c.059

Meta-LAT texts (PDF)

The The

The The is a list in the form of a passport-sized booklet, a series of two-word combinations in which the first word (which is a variable) is followed by the word ‘the’. The words on the pages unfold as a sequence of statements whereby the object always remains ‘the’. These alternat­ing texts have a self-reflexive mantra: for the, eat the, shit the, cut the, cure the, reject the, elect the, fight the, end the. The booklet is a response to the social and political conditions in the initial years of the pandemic.

Artist’s book, Berlin, 2021
Digital print and screen print (cover), 11 x 14.9 cm, 40 pp, ed: 50


This handmade publication is a sequel to Original Fotokopi. In this edition, two different stamps of the author’s signature playfully interact with each other. They suggest movement, abstract text patterns, and awkward duplication. Basically, every empty page is being signed by the author but at the same time being made re­dundant since no document is, in fact, being signed. The title of the booklet plays on the fallacy and double meaning of an original signature. Every copy is unique.

Artist’s book, Berlin, 2021
Rubber stamp, 21 x 29.7 cm, 28 pp, ed: 10 + 3 a.p.

Topographia Nova

Topographia Nova is a publication about the visual research for an installation at the Bavarian State Library in Munich. The actual work consists of a printed frieze forming a mesh of etchings and pencil draw­ings. Historical maps and plans of Munich from the library’s collection were integrated as subtle motifs in the process. The publi­cation brings together a montage of text and image starting out with archival material interspersed with sketches and prints and ending with photo­graphic documentation of the instal­lation. The material is accompanied by a prose poem written by Louis Lüthi. Designed by Toni Uroda.

Artist’s publication, Motto Books, Berlin, 2020
Offset, 20 x 26.7 cm, 80 pp, ed: 550
ISBN 978-2-940672-05-9

Mirror Images

This chapbook comprises 16 verses of poetry, based on the same num­ber of pencil drawings. The drawings are initially an interpretation of a painting entitled Spiegelbilder (1984) by Stephan Plenkers. The texts, written during the first Covid quarantine of 2020, are meant to depict a changing interior, conveying a sense of alien­ation and disorien­tation. Each of the verses offers a different reading of the drawing. Published on the occasion of the project ‘Inexistent Books’ curated by Jan Steinbach.

Artist’s book, Inexistent Books, Basel, 2020
Digital print, 14.5 x 21 cm, 16 pp, ed: 50
ISBN 978-3-907251-20-1

Border Crossing

It’s really not just any border crossing. When driving from Denmark to Germany, it is common to take the ferry from Rødby to Puttgarden. These found catalogues contain alcohol and candy advertise­ments which have been rebound with over­printed ephemera and starred endpapers. On the left and right sides of the inside covers, the country abbreviations DK and DE are printed re­spectively. Inserted between the abbreviations, is the shopping catalogue which repre­sents tax-free products or a journey from one country to the other. The publication’s edition is restricted to the amount of found catalogues.

Artist’s book, Berlin, 2019
Found printed matter and riso (cover), 40 pp, 23.5 x 21 cm, ed: 10 + 1 a.p.

Isola Comacina

In 1919, Isola Comacina was inherited by King Albert I of Belgium and subsequently, a year later, returned to the Italians. Today, the island hosts a joint residency programme for artists in each of the three summer houses there designed by the modern­ist architect Pietro Lingeri. In 2016, Kasper Andreasen was one of the artists who stayed on the island for a period of three weeks. The publi­cation brings together an extensive diary which focuses on the archi­tectural, touristic, and ephemeral aspects of the island, accompanied by drawings, photographs, and a short film. Designed by Jonas Temmerman (6’56”).

Artist’s book, Art Paper Editions, Ghent, 2018
Offset, 11.2 x 17 cm, 120 pp, ed: 350
ISBN 978-94-90800-98-7


Flip – About Image Construction

Flip is the catalogue published on the occasion of the curatorial project held at KASK, Ghent in 2018. The term ‘flip’ refers to the gesture of leafing through a book but also to image sequences, re­ver­sal, the flip­book, and the use of text and images in both print and video works. The exhibition inte­grated publications and video in a large black box – with works by Hilary Lloyd, Jasper Rigole, Stanley Brouwn, Jelena Vanoverbeek, and others. This cata­logue contains a com­pre­hensive bibliography of the exhib­ited books, film stills, and exhi­bition views. Flip was the sequel to the exhibition Copy Construct. Designed by Lien van Leemput (6’56”).

Exhibition publication, Art Paper Editions, Ghent, 2018
Digital print and offset, 10.5 x 27 cm, 74 pp, ed: 300
ISBN 978-94-90800-85-7


Turning the Page

Turning the Page is an edited reprint of the essay ‘The Book in Intermediary Form’ published in 2011. It was orig­inally produced by Winter­tuin, Nijmegen as part of a compila­tion about the future of the book. The essay argues for a possible scenario leading up to a hypothesis about an audio­visual book. How can artists’ books be audio­visual objects? Turning the Page also contains a script for the video Tomorrow – a collabo­rative work between Hanne Lippard and Kasper Andreasen which merges the book together with film, perfor­mance, writing and photography. Designed by Toni Uroda.

Artist’s publication, Motto Books, Berlin, 2017/2019
Photocopy and riso (cover), 13.5 x 19.5 cm, 20 pp, 1st ed: 140, 2nd ed: 150


Sixteen Field Projections

Sixteen Field Projections is a small chapbook containing sixteen verses of poetry based on sixteen pencil drawings. The texts refer to the carto­graphic, expressive and even violent nature of the drawings. Minuscule pencil marks and symbols work like signs on a map. In turn, the texts often expand on the mi­nute details in the drawings giving way to new inter­pretations. The texts convey the feeling of a battle having taken place. Self-published on the occasion of the exhibition All You Need is the Lavatory at Croxhapox in Ghent.

Artist’s book, Croxhapox, Ghent, 2017/2019
Digital print, 14.5 x 21 cm, 16 pp, 1st ed: 30, 2nd ed: 20

Original Fotokopi

Original Fotokopi is about a pair of Danish bookkeeping stamps which interact on the pages of this hand­made publication. Like a large printing sheet which is folded down to 28 pages, a dialogue between the two rubber stamps unfolds. Each stamp’s name, a ‘Fotokopi’ or an ‘Original’, competes for their own space. By only being able to refer to the names which the stamps carry and not the docu­ments they stamp, their meanings are made redundant. Which is the copy and which is the original? Neither. They cancel each other out. Every copy of this publication is unique.

Artist’s book, Berlin, 2017
Rubber stamp, 21 x 29,7 cm, 28 pp, ed: 10 + 3 a.p.

Reviewed Printed Matter

Reviewed Printed Matter was the outcome of an eleven-day teaching program at the Rietveld Academy in 2007. During a semester, the program was based on review­ing printed matter from the IISH (The Inter­national Institute of Social History) in Amsterdam. The IISH is one of the world’s largest documen­tary institu­tions in the field of social history and the labor move­ment. The publication compiles more than 25 reviews of political printed matter from all over the world: posters, pamphlets, books, etc. Intended to be part of the now non-existent Rietveld publishing house Hard School Books, this publication has resurfaced as a bootleg. It also contains a facsimile of a workshop organized with Felix Weigand.

Project publication, Amsterdam/Berlin, 2007/2017
Photocopy and rubber stamp, 20.8 x 29.7 cm, 82 pp, ed: 10

Reviewed Printed Matter (PDF)

Copy Construct

Copy Construct was produced for the exhibition of the same name held at CC Mechelen. It departs from artistic practices that are based on repro­duc­tion or copy. Works by Aglaia Konrad, Ria Pacquée, Simon Popper, and many more, were set in an exhi­bi­tion design con­ceived by Kris Kimpe & Koenraad Dedob­beleer. The works closely relate to the codex of the book and to the different ges­tures of repro­duction inherent to various media. Intended as an exhi­bition guide, this revised cata­logue includes 25 contri­butions, an interview with the book collector Gregorio Magnani, and images of the exhibition. The biblio­graphy offers an over­view of the ex­hi­bited books. Designed by Joris Dockx.

Exhibition publication, Roma Publi­cations, Mechelen/Amsterdam, 2017
Photocopy and riso (cover), 20 x 27 cm, 68 pp, ed: 500
ISBN 978-94-91843-94-5


Eat on the Move

Bonjour! en goedemorgen! Having made an indefinite amount of trips from Brussels to Gent every academic year, and while barely having any time to spare whilst hurrying to and from the station, I have time and again managed to stop for an eat on the move. Eat on the Move compiles one year of receipts from the railway station’s bakery and includes an original croissant bag as end pages. Cover design by Toni Uroda.

Artist’s book, Antwerp/Berlin, 2016
Photocopy and riso (cover), 20 x 28 cm, 48 pp, ed: 25 + 2 a.p.

The Preparator

This fiction takes as its starting point the painter Alexander Cozens’s publi­cation ‘A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape’ (1785). Set one morning in an empty gallery and told from the point of view of a man who installs exhibitions for a living, The Prepa­rator combines text and image in a series of com­pact, associative tableaus, each revolving around a landscape: a title page, an eighteenth-century ink drawing, the network of cracks in a ceiling, a walk along the Rhine, a satellite photo­graph, Thomas Bernhard holding forth in a private garden, and others. Made in collaboration with Louis Lüthi.

Artist’s book, Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2016
Offset, 15.5 x 20.5 cm, 76 pp, ed: 500
ISBN 978-94-91843-75-4


Honey Rider

Honey Rider’s title page reads: ‘Looking for a trip around the globe?’. The short adventure story which begins here is part of an encounter between the two main characters from Ian Fleming’s Dr. No. An edited part of the dialogue is ‘drawn’ out over the pages of the book leaving blanks and palimpsest-like layers between the lines. The protagonists’ voices aren’t differentiated by types of writing or by specific grammar but by the fragmented narrative that has been rewritten. The book’s form of production is based on the historical tradition of copying stories and disseminating manuscripts by hand. The underlying grid which was used for writing is part of the book’s edition.

Artist’s book, Brussels, 2015/2022
Blue marker and screen print (cover), 20.5 x 29.2 cm, 76 pp, ed: 7 + 1 a.p., 2nd ed: 4


This box, containing various types of ephemera, is the result of a curatorial project initiated by Jean-Max Colard and Antoine Dufeu. What they call ‘exhibition literature’ are literary strate­gies and publi­cations which pen­etrate the making process, the design, and the land­scape of the exhibition. This implies pretty much anything from the exhibition’s title to the catalogue. This particular box in­cludes a publi­cation about the gesture of writing, an ex­isting over­printed flyer, a fictive press release and exhibition guide, as well as a screen printed poster. All these existing elements constitute the literary ephemera for a new exhibition entitled (Land).

Artist’s edition, Coop Fanzine/Motto Books, Berlin, 2015
Offset, digital print, screen print, riso, and blue marker (cover), 24 x 33 cm, ed: 15 + 5 a.p.

The Place of Writing

The Place of Writing was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, which was held at the Cultural Centre Hasselt. The pub­lication contains documen­tation of works, installation views, as well as discursive texts on writing and car­tography. In addition to this, the book’s material is inter­spersed with sketches, writings, and other sources which were used in the process. The sequence of pages refers to the idea of an exhibition route and creates new rela­tions between the different types of material. Included are essays by Zlatko Wurzberg and Clemens von Lucius. The project is published as a printed catalogue and a website. Designed by Toni Uroda.

Exhibition publication, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, 2014
English/Dutch, offset, 17 x 24 cm, 88 pp, ed: 350
ISBN 978-90-73974-07-4

The Place of Writing website


Wednesday is the sequel to the video Tomorrow. In Wednesday, the act of flipping through a book is a performed narrative which portrays notions of travel and decay through a filmic sequence and a voice-over. The asso­ciations between the moving pages and an audible nar­rative bring about a bizarre account: ‘What is more meaning­ful – the book or the images it contains? If I were to chop your head off, you would forget every­thing. A physical location can evoke an ancient memory. The cross­road between these two locations are a mystery.’ – excerpt from Wednes­day. This edition brings both of the video works, Tomorrow & Wednesday, together in a portfolio. Made in collaboration with Hanne Lippard.

Audiovisual artist’s book, Brussels/Berlin, 2014
Video: 6’ 31” (w/ sound); booklet: riso and letterpress (cover), 17.5 x 23.2 cm, 16 pp; folder with booklet, print, DVD, ed: 10 + 2 a.p.

The Book in Intermediary Form (PDF)

Every Item on the List

Every Item on the List is a transcript of notations and lists from November 2013. Since 2004, Kasper Andreasen has been collecting sheets of paper: receipts, newspaper articles, packaging, tickets, and other written traces which he is confronted with on a daily basis. Twice a year, he chronologically assembles these papers into hardcover books called Proofs. Every item on the List is about the gesture of listing and brings the various information about his book collections back to a textual level, thus creating a narrative that allows the reader to follow the artist’s existence: his travels, activities, purchases, and interests. A special edition accompanies the book.

Artist’s book, Mark Pezinger Verlag, Vienna/Brussels, 2014
Offset, 16.5 x 23.4 cm, 24 pp., ed: 300 / special edition: 35


Thread Your Way

Thread Your Way consists of about 70 imaginary ‘movements’, each rendered as a distinct thread-like composition that brings to mind routes, islands, and fragments of cobwebs. As a sequence, the draw­ings portray an entangling and disentan­gling of the same piece of fibre, which, toward the end of the book, resolves into a residue of raveled lines. A large print, titled Thread Atlas, shows them together in a composite map.

Artist’s book, Brussels, 2014
Photocopy and screen print (cover), 20.6 x 28.6 cm, 138 pp, ed: 10 + 3 a.p.

Satellite Building

On the facade of the new Guildhall in Beveren, Belgium, a satellite image from 2008 is perforated in the balustrades of a hundred meter long building. The rasterised image is a depiction of the identical location where the old Guildhall stood before its reconstruction. Past meets present as the building’s facade becomes a projection surface for a ‘historical’ photograph. The publication is a companion volume which documents the project through various images and drawings. It is accompanied by an essay by Steven Humblet. Made in collaboration with Jan Kempenaers.

Project publication, A4A vzw, Antwerpen/Beveren, 2014
Offset, 17 x 24 cm, 26 pp., w/ centerfold, ed: 450
ISBN 978-90-82236-70-5


Writing Over

Writing Over is a drawing atlas which focuses on the relationship between the gestures of drawing, writing and map-making. The book serves as companion volume to the instal­la­tion Writing Over, which was shown in 2012 at Netwerk in Aalst. The draw­ings which are partly derived from a personal and collective history are rendered in different types of land­scapes and maps. These are accom­panied by an ‘Atlas Archive’; a study of surfaces used in this carto­graphic process – sketches, stamps, media images, engraving plates, notations – and a short story by Louis Lüthi, entitled ‘Unalaska Alaska’. A special edition accompanies the book.

Artist’s publication, Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2013

Offset, 21 x 28.5 cm, 100 pp, ed: 600 / special edition: 20
ISBN 978-90-7745-991-1


Forest Gate

In Forest Gate the author explores the traces that enable a painting practice influenced by photography, writing, the materiality of paint, and informal gestures. These traces are accompanied by a short story that tells the account of a character Piotr, who visits a mysteriously destroyed town called Forest Gate. This place proves impossible to comprehend visually. In combination, the essay and the works reproduced here question how the author searches for an ordered image in terms of materi­ality, framing and composi­tion. The publi­ca­tion’s text and images inves­tigate the potential autonomy of what may seem like a catalogue. Designed by Louis Lüthi.

Artist’s publication, 1001 Publishers / Lectoraat Art & Public Space, Amsterdam, 2013
Offset, 20 x 28 cm, 56 pp, ed: 400
ISBN 978-90-71346-42-2


Off the Map

Off the Map brings together different types of ephemera: wrap­pers, receipts, news­paper articles, draw­ings, and fragments of writing. This publi­cation serves as a model to an exhibi­tion of the same name which ran at Motto Berlin in 2013. Its material is related to the layered vitrine-decors which were shown in the courtyard. The layered material is part of an ongoing work-in-progress and plays with the con­densa­tion and expan­sion of the reproduced items which were on display. The publica­tion’s essay ‘The Landscape of Things’ by Matthias Weichelt portrays the items as heaps of material in an unknown territory. A special edition accompanies the book.

Artist’s publication, Motto Books, Berlin, 2013
Offset, 21 x 29.7 cm, 28 pp, ed: 800 / special edition: 30
ISBN 978-2-940524-08-2


Neither Nor

Neither Nor is a sketchbook that collects scribbles, marks and traces made over the period of one year, drawings that could be considered as registrations of the drawer’s state of mind at the time. The difference and repetition of gestures create typologies while the title alludes to the transitive form of the drawings. In the second version of the book, different sections of colored paper divide the different motifs into different sequences. In the video, the image is accompanied by aleatory music played on an organ, creating a somber atmosphere. Video made in collaboration with Hanne Lippard.

Artist’s book and video, Maastricht/Berlin, 2005/2011
Book: pencil, screen print (cover), 18.5 x 24.5 cm, ca 400 pp;
video: 3’ 50’’ (w/ sound), ed: 1 + 1 a.p.

Neither Nor video

Hope to Hear from You

The result of leading a workshop about artist’s books at the Academy of Arts in Kiel, Hope to Hear from You is a collaborative publication about phishing scams. Participants made text-based drawings inspired by a collection of misleading emails from pseudonyms such as David Jones and Laaibah Justin Yak. These drawings were etched directly into the offset printing plates that were used to produce the book, thereby empha­sizing the tension between authorship and dissemination. Participating students were Geela Eden, Johannes Markus Frerichs, Martha Gloyer, Ada Grull, Alice Kuczminski, Alexander Kurzhöfer, Marc André Offenhammer, Gönül Salgin, Hagen Verleger and Marina Veselova.

Artist’s book, Kiel, 2011
Drypoint etchings, waterless offset, 20 x 28 cm (outside), 17 x 24.8 cm (inside), 40 pp, ed: 180


Tomorrow is about the act of flipping and traveling through a photography book. Flip­ping through a book is an abstraction of that book in terms of moving images. The artists tried to question the definition of an artist’s book by presenting a book and investigating its qualities through the medium of video: the sound of turning a page, the snapshots in the book and the representation of the book as an image, the element of chance when flipping from page to page. Tomorrow is accompanied by the text ‘The Book in Intermediary Form’ published by Wintertuin. Made in collaboration with Hanne Lippard.

Audiovisual artist’s book, Berlin/Brussels, 2011
Video: 6’ 20’’ (w/ sound); book: photocopy, screen print (cover), 18.5 x 28.5 cm

Tomorrow video
The Book in Intermediary Form (PDF)

Make a Point

This squarish book, the title of which both describes the act of making it and calls attention to a well-worn idiom, is the result of making points and allowing a grey marker to seep through a page and onto the following pages. Each book follows it’s own systematic of point making.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2005
Grey marker, screen print (cover), 13 x 12.7 cm, 120 pp, ed: 1 model
Artist’s book, Brussels, 2011, ed: 9

Land Route

Land Route is a companion volume to the permanent installation, consisting of a large wall drawing (reproduced on the dust jacket) and a video, that was made for the new reception room at the Museum of Literature in The Hague. A selection of the drawings, sketches, and writings that led to the conception and production of the wall drawing are included, as are stills from the video Psychography, which shows the writing of a series of text-like forms in reverse, a text by Louis Lüthi called ‘Compass Rose’, and documents from the museum’s archive. Designed by Louis Lüthi.

Artist’s publication, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, The Hague, 2010
Offset, 19 x 27 cm, 48 pp, ed: 700
ISBN 978-90-73525-46-7

Land Route texts (PDF)

Muffin Moments

The imagery used in Muffin Moments is taken from various film genres (action, adventure, drama, New Wave) and TV shows and presented within the cut-out frames of an issue of the Belgian comic strip Suske & Wiske. The comic’s speech bubbles, however, remain in place, and now and then a character named Muffin makes an appearance, a reference to Suske’s doll of the same name. The combination of film stills and speech bubbles creates a new, obscure narrative. Published by This Week.

Artist’s newspaper, Amsterdam/Munich, 2009
Offset, 30 x 41.5 cm, 24 pp, ed: 1500


Profile I & II

In Profile there are two segments of green and blue lines drawn vertically, followed by a segment of red lines drawn horizontally. Together, these segments form an irregular and changing grid on the page. A corre­sponding book, entitled Profile II, has a different sequence, showing another order in which each colored segment is subsequently drawn. The procedure of drawing these grids over and over again is an analogy to a color model called RGB (red, green, and blue) most often associated with photography and electronic devices. Like lines of latitude and longitude, these pages map out the colors into a multilayered graphical space.

Artist’s book, Brussels, 2009/2015
Red, green, and blue marker and letterpress (cover), 21 x 30.4 cm, 2 books, each 80 pp, ed: 1 + 2 textiles

Accounted For, 2006

Accounted For, 2006 collects 54 train receipts in order to document, in chrono­logical order, the trips a railway traveller took in 2006. The blue-and-white pattern found on Belgian Railways tickets is printed offset over photocopies of one year’s worth of travel expenses (the individual receipts record the date and destination of each trip), thus giving the impression of continuous movement. Accounted For, 2006 was printed in down­town Lima, Peru in 2009, some three years after the train trips actually took place.

Artist’s book, Lima/Brussels, 2009
Offset, photocopy, screen print (cover), 20 x 13.5 cm, 108 pp, ed: 25 + 5 a.p.

Thing Chose Ding Cosa

Thing Chose Ding Cosa is a visual inventory of everyday objects, an investigation into their shape and function. The artists registered and documented a set of ‘things’ we have often held and used – a hammer, a tissue, a cup, a pencil, a paper clip, a cable, a glass, etc. – by tracing them, once face up and once face down. Each two-volume book, then, contains approximately 300 outlines, abstractions that constitute a non-verbal vocabulary and that each have the potential to recall to us the form, function, or personal significance of the original object. Made in collaboration with Tine Melzer.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam/Brussels, 2008
Black marker, letterpress (cover), 20 x 28 cm, 2 books, each 232 pp, w/ slipcase, ed: 2 + 2 a.p.


Inventory was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, which was held at Johan Deumens Gallery. Tine Melzer and Kasper Andreasen explored the relation between object, language, and drawing in the context of 10 works, central to which was the artist’s book Thing Ding Chose Cosa, a visual inventory of a set of everyday objects which was compiled by tracing each ‘thing’ twice, that is, once face up and once face down. Inventory brings together images of objects and drawings that were in the show as well as additional documen­tation and source material; in addition, it includes critical texts by Ilse van Rijn and Martin Stokhof, and a visual appendix by Louis Lüthi.

Exhibition publication, Johan Deumens Gallery, Haarlem, 2008
Offset, 20 x 27.5 cm, 44 pp, ed: 500
ISBN 978-90-73974-07-4

Inventory texts (PDF)

Speaking of Which

At the opening of Speaking of Which, an early visitor walked away, baffled: ‘Grand mystère’, he said. The gallery had been turned into a cabinet of printed curiosities – books, prints, maps, and posters filled the space. The pieces in the show explored what you could call the visualization of language: mapping notation, short­hand forms, the alphabet, graffiti, the vocabulary of painting, missing things, and so on. Speaking of Which contains works in book form related to the pieces that were on display. Among the artists were Geoffrey Garrison, Olivier Foulon, Messieurs Delmotte, John Murphy, Willem Oorebeek, Sketch, Toni Uroda, Felix Weigand. Exhibition and book compiled with Louis Lüthi.

Exhibition publication, Le Comptoir, Liège, 2007
Offset, 15.5 x 23 cm, 48 pp, ed: 300

Speaking of Which texts (PDF)

Time Out

Time Out is a curatorial project meant as a follow-up to DIY. W139 was renovated in 2004–2006, during which the building was closed to the public. 17 artists were invited to reflect on the history of the building, resulting in a collection of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and texts. It was, essentially, a non-exhibition, a series of works made during the time the space was closed. Time Out documents the various ways in which the space has been trans­formed. Among the artists were Armando Andrade Tudela, Ad de Jong, Maria Barnas, Jean Bernard Koeman, Irene Kopelman, Falke Pisano, Martijn Olie, Johannes Schwartz, Erik Wesselo.

Exhibition publication, W139, Amsterdam, 2007
Offset, 17 x 22 cm, 128 pp, ed: 400
ISBN 978-90-75387-04-9

Time Out texts (PDF)

Moment’s Notice

In Moment’s Notice the narrator reflects on his past and attempts to transform diverse experiences and memories into a continuous visual poem in which the perception of space is a recurring theme. Thus an auto­biographical narrative unfolds that is coherent yet at times disorienting, told from the point of view of someone who is constantly being uprooted. The transparency of the pages reveal a subtle palimpsest and show moments in time that weave together the past, the present, and the future. The poems are accompanied by an afterword by Petra Van der Jeught.

Artist’s publication, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2007
Offset, 10.5 x 29.4 cm, 56 pp, ed: 500 + 10 a.p. (black edition)

Moment’s Notice texts (PDF)

Route Book

Route Book is an accumulation of printed ephemera that was collected over a period of two years: drawings, notes, maps, architectural plans, etc. It begins with found images of voyages and of medieval maps and ends with an index of sorts focused mainly on printing, archiving, and astronomy. Images and motifs from the author’s previous works are placed in a new context, between wrappers, receipts, instructions, and other pages from books; drawings and collages are juxtaposed with screen-printed and offset-printed pages. A common thread running through these disparate materials is mapping. This massive book could be seen as a journey through cities, countries, con­ti­nents. The print Route Book Spine accompanies the book.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2005
Found printed matter, 21 x 30 cm, ca 1500 pp, ed: 1 + 1 print

Leap Day

Every four years a leap day is added to the calendar as a corrective mea­sure. If this day were to be divided equally among each day over four years, it would result in one extra minute per day. One line in Leap Day corresponds to one minute of one leap day. Therefore, when all the lines are filled in the equivalent of one day has been spent; in other words, it’s February 29th again. Part of an instal­la­tion in the exhibition Amsterdam 2.0. Made in collaboration with Tine Melzer.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2005
Photocopy and screen print (cover), 27.5 x 12 cm, 106 pp, ed: 40

On Shore

‘… the sense of world’s concreteness, irreducible, immediate, tangible, of something clear and closer to us, of the world, no longer as a journey having constantly to be remade, not as a race without end, a challenge having constantly to be met, not as the one pretext for a despairing acquisitiveness, nor as the illusion of a conquest, but as the rediscovery of a meaning, the perceiving that the earth is a form of writing, a geography of which we had forgotten that we ourselves are the authors.’
– Georges Perec, Species of Spaces

Artist’s book, Brussels, 2006
Blue marker and screen print (cover), 11.7 x 26 cm, 52 pp, ed: 10 + 1 model

Automatiske Markeringer

In Automatiske Markeringer, the screen-printed drawing on the cover was the starting point for making a series of nearly identical wave-like drawings by hand and therefore performing the same repetitive motion page after page. The typography on the title page can be seen as an analogy for the recurring blue shape in terms of the visual layout, of course, but also of the words themselves, which refer to the self (‘auto-’) and step by step construct the title, which is in Danish, the author’s mother tongue.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2004
Blue marker and screen print (cover), 20 x 29.5 cm, 72 pp, ed: 2 + 1 a.p.

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Over a period of six months, the artists engaged in the performative act of drawing grass with the aim of visualizing a linguistic construct. The grass, then, became abstract as well as figurative: it established a border, as it were. The large number of lines that were drawn by hand fore­grounds an ongoing tension between sign and signa­ture; the repetitive rhythm of the strokes suggests an endless ‘writing’ of the land­scape. One set of books was acquired by the Caldic Collection, Rotterdam. Made in collaboration with Tine Melzer.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2005
Green marker and letterpress (cover), 25.8 x 35.5 cm, 2 books, each 250 pp, ed: 3

I Drew Some Names from a Hat

I Drew Some Names from a Hat is a screen-printed book that brings together drawings by 10 artists. Each contributor was asked to make an original drawing on a piece of film from which the screen prints were then directly made. The contributions include images of landscapes and interiors, portraits, texts, and emblems, and as such they give an overview of contemporary print­making in bookform. Among the contributors were Armando Andrade Tudela, Nathalie Bissig, Tim Braden, Arjan van Helmond, Sarah Infanger, Brede Korsmo, Louis Lüthi, Iwan van’t Spijker. Cover by Will Holder. Initiated by Tine Melzer and produced with Kees Maas.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2005
Screen print, 17 x 24 cm, 32 pp, ed: 150

If This Was Art…

This pocket-sized book contains images of museum interiors, tourists, and shop windows in Amsterdam. One or more white circles are knocked out of the raster in each one; these correspond to coloured stickers on the back of the book. It is up to the reader whether or not they want to place a sticker on the corresponding image. The stickers function like commen­tary on the images or captions, indi­cat­ing whether one likes the specific thing shown or does not. The screen-printed flaps include simple illustrations by way of instruction.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2004
Photocopy and screen print (cover), 12 x 17 cm, 48 pp, ed: 10

000 – The One Who is Defined

The One Who is Defined resembles a book of perforated coupons: each page is divided in two and on each half the same three-digit number is displayed. On each right-hand page, stereotypes are played with by juxtaposing phrases such as ‘The ones that study’ with ‘Some students’, or ‘The one who is retired’ with ‘Some pensioner’. On each left-hand page there are two identical images: the first pair of images show dots on a map, the last pair show an elderly woman feeding birds. A large drawing based on ‘The one who looks / Some observer’ accompanies the book.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2004
Photocopy and screen print (cover), 12.6 x 5.2 cm, 200 pp, ed: 30 + 1 drawing

Think Straight

Think Straight is an attempt to draw straight lines one after the other across 500 sheets of paper, which were then bound into 10 books of 100 sheets each. Consequently the act of drawing became performative in relation to thinking, as each line is one illustration within a range of possible straight lines; it records what you might call a psycho­geographical space. On the back inside cover is an image of the ‘receipts,’ the marks that were left over on either side of the sheet of paper after repeatedly drawing lines from one end to the other.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2004
Black marker and screen print (cover), 20 x 29 cm, 200 pp, ed: 10

Records of a Place

Records of a Place is similar to a passport. The little booklet consists of poetic texts and map projections related to the notion of place which play with ideas on orientation and noting down memories. The inside cover states: ‘This booklet offers you variables to reconstruct and document a situation. This is a plan for the past’. Not only does the booklet allow the reader to record places and situations – it lets one reflect on the geography of traveling. It was meant to accom­pany an exhibition of photographs by Tudor Bratu at the Vishal, Haarlem. The centerfold is stamped with the text ‘At One Place at a Time’.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2004
Photocopy and screen print, 10.2 x 14 cm, 16 pp (w/ flaps), ed: approx. 50

Stick to your Task until it is Finished

Stick to your Task documents a temporary installation. In the fall of 2003, an intervention in the space of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht was performed by attaching and connecting tables as well as various objects by literally drawing tape between them. In the book, the pieces of tape also function as a metaphor for the illustrated line and a way of recording poetic texts. The booklet’s texts refer to how the documentation of a work can be a work in itself. The back cover states: ‘The location of this intervention can be restated by removing it from one space and placing it in another…’

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2003/2004
Photocopy and screen print, 9.5 x 13.6 cm, 8 pp (w/ flaps), ed: 10 + 3 a.p.

Time Base

Similar to a calendar, Time Base is a representation of the passage of time. Indeed, its first 52 recto pages can be used as a weekly agenda. The remaining 7 recto pages (in reference to the days of the week) are a compilation of various ideas, words, and tools regarding the measuring of time, including an everlasting calendar and multiple definitions. In the beginning the book resembles an ordinary lined notepad with a column of boxes on the left, but soon this familiar graphic structure breaks apart and it continues to change shape as the year progresses, conveying a more subjective experience of time. Made in collaboration with Tine Melzer.

Artist’s publication, Amsterdam, 2003/2004
Photocopy and screen print (back cover), 14.5 x 20.4 cm, 116 pp, ed: 200

Image’s For Reuse

The cover reads: ‘This is a one way ticket. The perspective underlines this point. Whose fault it is, is not considered. When children grow up it is there to teach us about safety.’ Image’s For Reuse is a series of four books – with nearly identical covers – which gather found photographs taken from a range of pedagogical books, cropped images of paintings, political events, war, animals, daily life, etc. Each book is dedicated to a particular teaching subject: biology, art, world history, and cartography.

Artist’s book, Amsterdam, 2003
photocopy and screen print (cover), 15 x 20 cm, 4 books, each 25 pp, ed: 100

DIY Do-It-Yourself

DIY is a timeline of the history of the space occupied by W139. In the form of reportage, replete with interviews, maps, and images from the archive, it takes as its starting point the renovation of the gallery space that was proposed in 2003 and from there reflects on the architecture of the building itself and its changing role within the city of Amsterdam over the years. DIY takes the ostensible form of a calendar and in its design and production embodies the ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos that is so character­istic of W139. A fold-out map shows where a series of art objects were buried during a performance held before the previous renovation, in 1991.

Exhibition publication, W139, Amsterdam, 2003
Screen print, 13.6 x 29 cm, 14 pp + map, ed: 300

Black Composition Taped Indecision

Black Composition is a conundrum which can’t be solved. In this vacuum packed block, 30 abstract marks are framed by squares of card­board. The marks resemble typographic charac­ters that can be assembled in a com­po­sition. But unlike a puzzle, the tape-like char­ac­ters aren’t derived from a whole but frag­mented in design. Here, assembling a puzzle isn’t a repre­sen­tational question but one of creation. Produced on the occasion of the Prix de Rome in Amsterdam, 2003.

Book object/multiple, Amsterdam, 2003
Screen print, vacuum packaging, 15 x 15 x 10 cm, 36 loose cards, ed: 7 + 1 a.p.

Skabelon 43

This stencil font, which consists of 43 characters, including numerals and several punctuation marks, was inspired by the lettering on old Danish police cars. A 3D effect is achieved by incorporating drop shadows into the type design. Each character is approximately 6 cm tall, ideal for posters, drawings and sign painting, and can be transferred to a surface by using marker, pen, or spray paint.

Stencil typeface, Amsterdam, 2003
Laser-cut steel, 32.5 x 19.3 x 2 cm, 4 plates, ed: 30

Bourgeois Poetry

28 Plates of Bourgeois Poetry & 18 Dropped Frames For Some Images of Nowhere, aka Bourgeois Poetry, is a montage publication of comic stencils with an odd literary text. The science fiction-like text is a dreamy denun­ciation of the places that we spend our spare time in. Visually, the frontside of each page presents us with surfaces of ras­tered scraps. On the verso side of each sheet, is a comic including frames and text but without the draw­ings. The empty frames refer to the abstract scraps on the front and suggest that one can cut these out and overlay the stencils with images. The cover is a loose color plate and serves as a do-it-yourself example.

Artist’s book, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2002
Photocopy and color copy, 19 x 24.1 cm, 58 pp, ed: 50