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.