Into Your Solar Plexus

Into Your Solar Plexus
 

A cat­a­logue from the Kun­sthalle Bern com­pellingly trans­poses a group ex­hi­bi­tion con­ceived as a work in progress into the medium of the book. Brack­et­ing the vol­ume the­mat­i­cally at its be­gin­ning and end is an image sec­tion com­pris­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher's travel slides from the 1970s, in var­i­ous for­mats and set within a strict pat­tern but with each com­po­si­tion of im­ages fill­ing an en­tire page. The mid­dle sec­tion, printed on light-grey paper, con­tains a highly con­densed pre­sen­ta­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion ac­tiv­i­ties in chrono­log­i­cal order: mu­rals, per­for­mances, lec­tures, work­shops, guided tours and so on. A timescale run­ning across the top of the page di­vides each dou­ble page into six days or columns, and the im­ages and texts are fit­ted into this frame as full-page spreads. Long en­tries ex­tend­ing over a num­ber of columns com­bine with vari­able image and font sizes to cre­ate a di­verse array of lay­outs. Arrange­ments com­pris­ing dif­fer­ent types of im­ages re­lat­ing to an event often en­able in­di­vid­ual read­ings in­de­pen­dent of the text. The de­sign both unites the het­ero­ge­neous ma­te­r­ial and ex­plores new con­nec­tions and con­texts.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Various
Herausgeber/Editeur(s)/Editor(s)
Donatella Bernardi, Zürich
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Noémie Gygax, Neuchâtel
Druck/Impression/Printing
Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (IT)
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
Humboldt Books, Milano (IT)
ISBN
978-88-99385-09-5
Format
258 × 173 × 11