Aube, by French artist Clément Rodzielski, is an unconventional publication: the book was conceived as a work of its own, from a luxurious range of editorial operations – from cutting to digital process, collage and scan to drawing – on images of the artist’s past works. Aube thus reconsiders the legacy of the artists’ book and the livre de peintre, and foregrounds the importance of publishing and writing as models for the practice of art.
A poem written by the artist – an ‘Alba’ – gives the book its rhythm: it refers to an ancient genre of poetry that describes the sun rising and lovers leaving each other. But here this movement of becoming visible and setting apart is affecting the images and their materiality, as well as the way we look at them.
Edited by Benjamin Thorel
Authors: Clément Rodzielski, Benjamin Thorel
Designed by Laure Giletti
Printed at die Keure, Brugge
Texts in English and French
Edition of 1000
Softcover, with flaps, 88 pages, & 12-pages insert.
21,5 × 28 cm.