Publisher: Göttingen: Steidl Verlag and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101843
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the half-title page by Horn. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated flexible wrappers with French folds. Photographs and text by Roni Horn. Essays (in German and English) by Urs Stahel, Elisabeth Lebovici, bell hooks, Thierry de Duve, Paolo Herkenhoff, and Barbara Kruger. Edited by Urs Stahel. 128 pp., with 25 four-color plates, most printed as two-page spreads, and three full-bleed, two-page black and white plates; including addition color installation views. 9 x 6-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the major 2002 exhibition "If on a Winter's Night... Roni Horn... at the Fotomuseum Winterthur. Includes Horn's significant series to date: Cabinet of, Another Water (the River Thames, for example), This Is Me, This Is You, Pi, Clowd and Cloun (Blue), and Her, Her, Her, and Her.
From the publisher: "To enter Roni Horn's realm requires courage. Actually requires courage. But you only become aware of this after the fact, when it's already too late. Attracted by the bright white or the stringency of the installation, seduced by the many faces and pairs of eyes, fascinated by the labyrinthine and yet clear rooms, you enter her realm somewhat unsuspectingly. And then the lock clicks behind you, almost silently, and you are standing all alone in front of a work that upon closer inspection suddenly seems rather dry, reserved and seemingly repetitive. In this volume Elisabeth Lebovici, [b]ell [h]ooks, Thierry de Duve, Urs Stahel, Paulo Herkenhoff and Barbara Kruger begin a dialogue with a work that seems eloquent because of its sequential polyphony, but that breaks many evolving narratives right away. The flow of its visual language compels the viewer to think, to circle around something that ultimately defies language and precise definition ... around central aspects of existence: place, time, and identity."