Distillations, 2013

notes on Kathrin Schlegel’s insertions in public space

This book discusses how we can and want to relate to our environment. It poses the question of the possibility of social interaction through symbolic gestures and through meanigs manifesting themselves – in particular those of an ephemere and temporary nature – in and via a work of art in its context. In particular, it elaborates on the context of the presentation, the relation between the author, the work and the public and the meanings concerned move in time.

The publication also contains descriptions and an extensive review of Schlegell’s most recent work, as an illustration of her art practice and as a showcase in which these gestures take root. The sum of this book discusses the posture and potential of meaningful experiences and the process of signification through art in the (public) context.

Recently, Distillations was selected for the Best Dutch Book Designs 2013.

editing: Freek Lomme and Kathrin Schlegel; published by: Onomatopee; printing: Robstolk

All photos by Tycho Hupperets