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Automagic (KISSED)

Anouk Kruithof
Automagic (KISSED)

Concept by Anouk Kruithof

Text by iñaki Domingo, Anouk Kruithof

Design by Piera Wolf

Editorial RM,, 2016

Edition of 1,000 copies

10 no-cover books in transparent Acrylic box, section sewn in 16pp, with exposed colored thread, book edges color sprayed

768 p., 528 illustrations, color, bw & duo-tone offset print on different papers

books 170 x 228 mm, box 173 x 235 x 53 mm

ISBN 9788426282524

Item #0824

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Automagic is a book-object by "frenetic-artist-bookmaker" Anouk Kruithof (b. 1981, Dordrecht, the Netherlands), which contains images drawn from her “automagic archive,” taken with iPhones and small digital cameras over the past twelve years. The book does not seek to present a clear narrative, which is created rather by the viewer’s own memories and associations provoked by the nine visual stories presented in nine different books, joined together with a book of text in a transparent acrylic glass box. Automagic is an exploration of an image archive transformed by means of analog photomontages, screenshots, reproductions, editing, and the addition of text. The diversity of topics and concepts in each book is highlighted by the use of different papers, which make a multi-layered sculpture of this book-object. It demonstrates the resourcefulness, the adventurousness, the sheer infinity of possibilities of the medium of photography, and shows how the computer and the human mind can act as processors of ways of looking look at our world.

For more information read the interview out of the purple text book between Iñaki Domingo and Anouk Kruithof: English / Spanish / Dutch

Please note that this book was produced using a manual process and as such, minor imperfections may appear. And it is exactly this quality that makes the book unique and gives it that automagical final touch.

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