abbe events by
feedback from the abbe 2017 participants & delegates was that the events were a resounding success
from Germany | Ulrike Stoltz & Uta Schneider
Ulrike Stoltz is professor of typography at Braunschweig University of Art and Uta Schneider maintains a professional book design and typography practice, Ulrike and Uta have worked collaboratively making books for over 30 years
from Australia | Dr Clyde McGill
a Fulbright Scholar, a Siganto Foundation Creative Fellow and recipient of the 2006 Mackay Libris Award, Clyde McGill sustains an enigmatic art practice incorporating performance and the book
in collaboration with | JAB
peer reviewed papers from the conference will subsequently be published with the Journal of Artists’ Books.
the 6th artists' books + multiples fair 2017
is planned to run in conjunction with abbe 2017 over the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2017.
"the ideal fold is Zweifalt, a fold that both
differentiates and is differentiated"*
The simplicity of folding and the complexity it can generate lie at the core of book culture and Gilles Deleuze’s zweifalt, a fold that both identifies difference and at the same time holds those differences within a relationship. A folio, a single sheet of paper folded in half, demonstrates these properties. Before the paper is folded neither of its surfaces are inherently privileged. Folding it in half immediately ascribes privilege, initiates a grid, a derivative, a measurement and identifies differences that include: protected, exposed, past, present and future. At the same time the fold activates relationships between those differences. It literally holds surfaces apart or together, it reveals and conceals and it moves differences between the surfaces it differentiates, for example reassigning the past, present and future to alternate surfaces. As a tangible act and a conceptual tool the fold scribes any content - material or phenomenal - that marks the folded surfaces of a book.
*quoted by Arkady Plotnitsky in “Algebras, Geometries and Topologies of the Fold” in Between Deleuze and Derrida.
Edited by Paul Patton & J Protevi. Continuum, London, 2003, P104.