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Monograph; tsutsumi
Although you could consider this monograph to be a convincing autonomous work, it is designed initially in a format for promotional purposes for my work. It proofs to be a very pragmatic object in that respect, providing tangible insights and an introduction to my process, methods and thinking. Perhaps it could - as was the intention all along - be a starting point for future exhibitions, projects or coproductions. Two editions have been catalogued in the EKWC library recently (EKWC Library), and two more are pending for selection in libraries in the Netherlands and Japan.


“Every meticulously created and designed object changes any offering into something that contains high symbolic value. The Japanese concept of tsutsumi is a very suitable testimonial to this idea. Not because of it's material vulnerability, but for its symbolic ritual: When an object has been given, the recipients' first enjoyment lies in the quality of the wrapping. Without actually opening it, the object already suggests the significance of it's contents through the gentle and precise concealment of the packaging [...]” 
Oka Hideyuki
 
How to Wrap Five Eggs (Tokyo Wheaterhill 1965)
Each aspect of this Monograph, the materials, colours and technique, resemble the cycles I perform to find any desired configuration. The images that appear in these configurations do not necessarily reproduce any of the original chemical configurations or artworks, but each step a user has to perform to 'build an image' simulates the recording process.

Conceived, designed and developed with Anthony Siemons