donderdag 27 april 2017
The first volume disappeared. The second one, MC06990701-2, from the same period, summer 2001, was first exhibited during a short weekend event at Nicolas Leus' place, late summer 2009. Again some years later someone wrote a short essay on it. The essay was on artists books and the lady who wrote it took MC06990701-2 as sample.
Three unfinished specimen followed, most of it during 2013.
Getting daily on it takes about a month. The circular pattern begins at the front page, but the tough work starts with page four, as from that page on with each new page two up to twelve pages or more need to be controlled over and over again and this for each singular cutting.
From page four on each hole has a left- and a rightwing colour.
Mistakes are treasured with utmost care.
Busying myself on it I always thought of these patterns as being there, immanent as you may call it, and it didn't take sophisticated techniques, far less sophisticated anyway than those necessary to make what one may call a homesick bourgeois life style magazine, oversized in its stylish and slightly perverted approach of fashion and bourgeois life style; a sharp pincer and a set of circular iron tools, transparant tape to restore some of the damage and a pencil to mark a note every once in a while, that's all.