A collection of small artists' books
dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
or any work combining text and visual arts
in the spirit of dadaism or fluxus.
october 2007 - 40 pages - A6
A6 format (10.5x15 cm / 4 x 6") - 40 pages
hardcover, thread and quarter cloth binding
laser printing on ivory paper.
price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling
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Bernd Reichert, born in 1960 on a rainy day behind the Iron Curtain.
Tried to escape Germany after the reunification in direction Pacific Ocean,
but stranded at the shores of surrealist Belgium.
Lives there as a happy economic refugee creating artist books and object boxes.
Editor of the assembling magazine "Bizarre Cities".
Language, writing, is particularly important to his art.
It is however seldom the meaning of the text, but its symbolic, "spiritual" aspect, which is used in the work.
The mystery lying within the unidentifiable characters of a foreign writing.
The work is often based on poems by Paul Celan, in particular "Unreadableness of this world [...]".
It is this contradiction between the initial meaning of a text and its application
and combination with other texts and images in a collage, which produces a new context.
Francis Van Maele
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland