THERE IS SOMETHING
WHERE THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING
AND THERE IS NOTHING
WHERE THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING.
Printed solely in black (+ a 2-color cover), this golden-yellow-coiled book comes with a complicated title and yet a simple to-do: Color it!
13 artists contributed their interpretation of the theme in drawings, looking at the Nothings and Somethings, the Shoulds and Should-nots, making space for the reader/pen-holder to contribute to (or eliminate?) the left-out areas.
Each page is perforated at the edges and can be easily torn out and put on a wall or shared with others. In fact, you receive 13 canvases that show something where there should be nothing and show nothing where there should be something, creating a multitude of weird and eerie drawings.
»The eerie concerns the most fundamental metaphysical questions one could pose, questions to do with existence and non-existence: Why is there something here when there should be nothing? Why is there nothing here when there should be something? [...] The serenity that is often associated with the eerie — think of the phrase eerie calm — has to do with detachment from the urgencies of the everyday. [...] It is this release from the mundane, this escape from the confines of what is ordinarily taken for reality, which goes some way to account for the peculiar appeal that the eerie possesses.«
Mark Fisher (2016): The Weird and the Eerie, London: Repeater Books.
Edition of 250, 210 x 280 mm
Printed in Black (inlay) and Violet/Melon/Grellow.
Golden Yellow coil binding
Pages come perforated for easy tearing out
Paper: Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 300g