24/10/2018

Smørhul

Smørhul by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (Oct. 2018)
Smørhul is created to be part of Bibliotek Nordica – a portable library of Nordic artists' books created in A6 format with deadline October 1st, 2018. The theme for the project was 'Nordicness'.
The project is organised by Imi Maufe (N/UK), Megan Adie (US/DK/S) & Bent Kvisgaard (DK).
See images of the very first display of the project in Viborg, DK: www.vingaards-officin.dk/438052607

My contribution: Smørhul
As a native Dane it seems foreigners think my country is a small, almost idyllic fairytale place – in Danish it would be called a smørhul (butter hole). I take a different view – and this piece is a reflection of that.

Pamphlet stitched booklet with hard cover in a slipcase. 
Pages hand-cut by the artist, text: inkjet printed. 

Hardcover: ink-rolled with hand-cut & peeled board. 
Papers: Cream, van Gelder – Simill Japon 225+130gsm.
Cover: Grey board with red ink.
Slipcase: Naturel, Clairefontaine – Paint On 250gsm. 
Cover size: 14.8 x 10.5cm / Slipcase: 10.6 x 15 x 0.9cm 
Language: Danish & English 
Edition: 22 + 2 AP (No. 1-11 have been donated to the project) 
Completed in October, 2018

First shown at the Small Publishers Fair, at Conway Hall, Holborn, London, UK (Nov.9-10, 2018)
Smørhul by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (Oct. 2018) – inside cut page.
Smørhul by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (Oct. 2018) – inside cut page.

BinBagBooks

The first two BinBagBooks by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (Nov. 2017).
Each book is created from one Danish paper bin bag from Thisted council.
The first two books Trash and Rubbish were made for the Small Publishers Fair in November 2017, and sold swiftly.

Garbage is to be completed in the early part of 2019.
More pictures and info to come.