Livre d’images sans images by Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen borrows its title from a book by H.C. Andersen, also referred to as The Moon Chronicler. The book follows a conversation between a painter and the Moon, where the Moon describes to the painter what she sees on her journey around the world every evening, telling the painter to paint what she describes. “This conversation, as in the now obsolete meaning of the word (‘a place where one lives or dwells’), was the starting point for our work. Using the weather report as dramaturgy, (‘the moon did not show up every evening, sometimes a cloud came in between’), we have created and collected materials from our conversations in the form of recordings, text, voice, drawings, references, found images, loose connections, inspirations and imaginations, in the order they came to us. They are at the same time sources and traces, material and support for new imaginations or events to come.” The work consists of three different media: vinyl, paper and live performance.
one side (19:02)
standard edition available via Soundohm, and Varamo Press list of bookshops.
on the second floor
list of images
other side (16:28)
Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen
Livre d’images sans images
recorded and edited by Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen
handwriting (cover) Mette Edvardsen
drawing (sticker) Iben Edvardsen
graphic design (inside material) Michaël Bussaer
artwork by Xing
edited and mixed by Tobia Bandini, Pasquale Savignano
mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
supported by Norsk Kulturråd
format vinyl (white)
released by Xing in a numbered edition of 300 copies
including collector’s edition of 25 copies, each accompanied by a unique poster hand drawn with black marker by Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen, 59,4 x 84 cm, folded, signed by the artists
co-published by Varamo Press www.varamopress.org
cat.n° XONG collection XX10 (2023)
label Xing www.xing.it
collector's edition only via Soundohm and Flash Art.