Artist Talk & 'SIDE A' Book Launch

7 Dec 2019

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Sat, 07 Dec
14:00 – 16:00

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Berlin, Germany


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Connected to the exhibition 'Cities in Flight, or the Satellite Variations', Claudia de la Torre will give a talk about the book on display at She will also introduce selected editions of backbonebooks to share her knowledge and experience of art book making & publishing.


Artist Talk & 'SIDE A' Book Launch
by Claudia de la Torre
Saturday, 7. December, 2 pm 

About 'SIDE A'

SIDE A has been composed from words out of ‘Cities in Flight’ a four volume Sci-Fi Novel written by James Blish between 1950 and 1962 and published in 1970.

Science Fiction envisions alternative worlds, it opens up new possible realities. This book represents one amongst a potentially unlimited range of possibilities that words and its combinations have to offer.

de la Torre selected each word, page after page words arrange themselves into new constellations of sentences, creating a coherent narrative.

A book is a place. This book is a site-specific work, only possible within this story. This constellations manifest themselves as shapes within the white page, the words floating.

While the word choice is intentional, the black shapes appear as a result of her selection, functioning as arrows pointing into a new direction. she often thinks about how the pages of the book rub each other, overlapping and creating new layers charged with meaning.

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