SUITS: LONDON, TOKYO, OSAKA, NEW YORK 2007-2008 FACTS & FICTION 1929-2008 by Katja Stuke
Bohm Kobayashi Publishers, 2008 First edition of 150 copies, Unpaginated, 8 1/2" X 11" Softcover
Conceptual artist/photographer Katja Stuk's limited edition artist's book focuses on one single theme, suits and how they are worn. Limited to 150 copies, This being copy # 117.
This project takes an inventive form for a book with 11 x 14 size images folded in half and inserted into one another. The whole assemblage is held together by a vertically running rubber band. This unique binding technique makes it possible to view only half of any image at a time, creating interesting and seemingly random connections between each page. By only presenting half of each photo you may experience seeing only a shoulder of one man on one page while a blown up video still shows an entire figure talking on a cellphone on the facing. Although Katja has assembled the book with thought, it is possible to slip the rubber band off and jumble the pages to create hundreds of possible pairings.