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Libro d’artista - Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele

(Rellingen 1949)

Januar 1976 without place, self-produced, January 1976, 29.7x21 cm., Paperback with cardboard plates and cloth spine, 60 sheets.

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Handmade artist book, consisting of 60 sheets drawn up on the front only, each with a vertical pencil line and a note of the time taken to trace it. Inside the rear plate there is the cut-out of a printed text with the instructions for the realization, the handwritten signature and the date of the artist. Text by the artist on printed cutout inside the rear plate: "Material: Zeit, Bleistift. Ein Blatt durch funf waagerechte Ritzungen in sechs gleichgrosse Felder geteilt. Jedes Fled [ma Feld] soll - in vertikaler Leserichtung - 10 Secunden entsprechen. Während die linke Hand eine Stoppuhr in Gang setzt und verdeckt, versucht die rechte Hand mit Bleistift von der Mitte der Blatt-Unterkante eine senkrechte Linie zu ziehen, die nach genau einer Minute die Oberkante beruhren sollte. Die auf der Stoppuhr abgelesene, tatsächlich verstrichene Zeit wird noteert. Es gibt 60 Blätter, die subjectiv einer Stunde entsprechen ".


Bibliography: Hermann Kern, «Barbara und Gabriele Schmidt-Heins: Buchwerke. Originalbucher 1972-1976 1. Januar 1976 ", Kunstraum Munchen, 1976].

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