New Pocket Knowledge (2009)
Printed on pulp paper in the 1930’s, Insel-Verlag series was a German
precursor to the King Penguin.
The books now have a patina through exposure
to light, repeated handling and foxing which such a book suffers from if stored
in poor conditions. Transformed, the books now have an altered state that contains
not only their original content, but their individual journey to this date. The patination
of the paper provided me with an opportunity to print images into empty
spaces and explore how new and existing elements could cohabit. Individual pages
were torn from the original books, printed on then stuck back in.
Inkjet on vintage King Penguin and Insel Verlag books. 30×25 cm. Set of six