Softcover in corduroy bag with inserts p. with 309 images
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther and Franz König
Dimensions: 14,8 x 10,5 cm.
Published in reminiscence of the exhibition Skipholt, Kling & Bang gallery Reykjavik, 2005.
Lauyout: Andreas Eberlin, aromaBerlin
Druck: primeline print, Berlin
John Bock's latest artist book combines over 150 video stills from his film "Skipholt" shot in 2005 in Iceland, each with a corresponding drawing. Structured like a logbook of an expedition, it traces the path of the protagonist played by the artist himself, who embarks on a journey across the sea, volcanic plains and glaciers. The drawings read like notations of a journey, sometimes picture, sometimes diagram, peppered with word creations or theoretical explanations that reflect John Bock's thought bubble and reveal the conjured parazone to the reader.
The book is at the same time an art object, packed in a corduroy bag, filled with 'KleinodtodSods' - useful everyday objects such as Q-tips, thread and safety pin - and equipped with the practical belt pouch, so that nothing stands in the way of one's own expedition.