Claudia de la Torre

Buchhandling is a site-specific installation that interferes with the structure of Josua Strass bookshop in Baden-Baden. Claudia de la Torre takes the position of the titles on the shelfs as a starting point: all titles which usually show their spine to the public, are turned inwards so that the edge of the book is visible and the title therefore hidden. This gesture shifts the relation the visitors and booksellers have towards books as objects and allows a new perspective of the space, transforming the bookshop into a sculpture. This edition contains a list of all boo ks in chronological order which were turned around to its original position. A bookshop is the distribution end of the publishing process, and this time also the beginning of it.

21x10,5 cm 96 pages, digital printed, perfect binding with dust jacket, photo insert 12,5x9 cm. Edition of 100 signed copies, 2018.
28 EUR