Berlin: ”greatest hits”, 2011
297 x 210 mm, 90pp
Offset, perfect binding
ed. 400 copies
In 1972, Ulises Carrión produced his first artist’s book SONNET(S) which consists of a 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled Heart's Compass.
Using the langage like a material, Carrión writes Rossetti’s poem over and over again on a typewriter, in slightly different versions. This book today is considered Carrión’s first “artist's book”, where he still uses language, but quite differently.
In 2009 Michalis Pichler, in a similar approach but using a computer, mostly word or open office, created 44 new variations and published a book titled SOME MORE SONNET(S).
Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Heart's Compass (London, 1881)
Ulises Carrión, SONNET(S) (Amsterdam: In-Out-Productions, 1972)