In Order of Pages

Baden: Kodoji, 2013.
ISBN: 978–303747052̵
Condition: As New
21.5 × 28 cm, 520 pages, 402 full bleed black & white plates

Veronika Spierenburg’s In Order of Pages presents a compendium of the artist’s many hours of research and reading at the Sitterwerk library. The Sitterwerk art library is part of a collection of enterprises including a foundry, material archive, studio and photography printer located in a narrow valley outside the city of St. Gallen. The library originated with the bequest of Daniel Rohner, a passionate collector of books, and has since grown. Today the library operates a very particular system: each book is fitted with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and is digitally tracked; as a result it has no fixed location on the shelves, but can circulate and still be found. This system was created in light of Rohner’s interest in the associative connections generated by chance, random meetings of books in a library. The RFID system and the ensuing movement of books enables spontaneous creativity in the finding and sharing of volumes and information, as users can generate collections of books and the different constellations in which each volume has appeared can also be tracked. Item #18071

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