555 SCHNAPSPRESSE SONNETS, FOLDED, STAPLED AND SOLD IN CHUNKS OF 5
Leipzig: Lubok Verlag, 2014
210 x 148 mm, 24
ed. 111 copies
A variation of a SONNET written by Rossetti in 1871, re-written by Carrión in 1972 and subsequently re-written by Pichler since 2009.
It is exploring the materiality of language, how books travel into the world, and how a fragmented printrun can still constitute an organic piece.
Each copy of this edition features exactly 5 times a SONNET, all of which are folded in the middle and then stapled together.
They are awkward to read, and the awkwardness certainly is half of its charme. Due to their rotated binding and blurring through the pages, they also look like Rorschach images.