12 x 18,5 cm, 352 pp., map 54 x 77 cm, ed. Sinziana Ravini
A collective novel written by curator Sinziana Ravini and the artists for the exhibition Nordic Delight at Institut Suédois in Paris 2010.
In the novel the artists form a secret society – La Société Bicéphale. The novel is the main part in a kit together with the exhibition catalogue and a map connected by a printed belly band. The book has one French and one Swedish side and in the novel the reader steps in and out of parallel dimensions, spaces and times – everything has two sides to it. We designed a stamp to stamp the novels thus connecting the real world and fictitious novel.
The first pages of the novel shows images of the Institut Français in Paris before it was renovated in the 1960's. A reference to the spaces of the novel, as well as a "real" reference. The chapters of the novel has doors, openings and cabinets. When you "open" them, they contain keys and references from the text – like a cabinet of curiosities. In the heart of the book you enter a room of curiosities connecting the French and Swedish part. Designed with Byggstudio. ( read less )Byggstudio