1990, Square Books|
copy books, editions of 6 and 12, photocopies of various
materials. The books are constructed in 3 parts: the
first part, on tracing paper, presents – in an endless
loop – the templates of the Jupiter Squares. Four successive
templates each result in a basic type of square.
In the second part, the basic types are subsumed, and
in the third part, the squares follow in numbers. The
realisation of the individual series is different. Independent
of this system, I used everything that provided
interesting structures as copy material.
Series 1, black plastic binding, templates from copies of
Dürer’s etching Melancholia.
Series 2, binding of reflecting foil, the templates were copied
using silver foil.
Series 3a/b, different cloth bindings, templates made of shirt
material that was subsequently used to make the bindings of
the first 6 books.
Series 4 was constructed differently. Only the templates were
copied, in this case made of suitably crumbled chocolate. As
the binding, I used 2 empty packages of Ritter Sport chocolate
in each case, a different sort for each.
Series 5 used an oil paper for the templates. This material was
copied for the binding, as it could not be found.
Series 6, Packaging paper
Series 8, A3 used crosswise, dollar squares
Series 10 had a different structure and was the last.
The series 7 and 9 were not carried out. Only various concepts