Project by: Werkplaats Typografie
Designer: Boris Van den Eijnden and all involved
Format: 240 x 340 mm mm
Price: € 7,00
Each year Werkplaats Typografie organises its own Best Book selection. Every participant chooses a book that is important for him in that year. The project is supervised by a guest tutor. This year artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx directed a series of acts in which the participants became their most significant book.
Beginning in the Werkplaats Typografie library, the ensemble relocated to Netwerk Art Center, Aalst in Belgium, gradually utilising costume, props, light and sound to create a theatre of the best books. Despite being amateur thespians, the theatre was a serious attempt to assume a character based on the interpretation of a book. Perhaps one can be lead to a new reading of each significant book, an experience that is both insightful and bewildering.