Bea Meyer

144 pp.
32 colour images
otabind / layflat binding

Leipzig February, 2016
ISBN: 9783959050722
Edition Number: 1

Width: 24.4 cm
Length: 32.5 cm

Language(s): German

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Bea Meyer

Bea Meyer, Martina Hefter

VOR is an artist book with its sights set on the future, even if it deals with the past. In Bea Meyer’s engagement calendar, “Diploma” is written in for 1:30 p.m. on 4 February 2000. A succinct entry that marks her official beginning as an artist. Fifteen years on, she takes the calendar and types it out 1:1, without corrections. She transcribes all her calendars up until 2015, condensing them into a tightly woven tapestry of text. Characters and numbers from her private life, from work, and from the world outside are blended together and create a distinct space defined by its own time — an imaginary
realm in which one is continually shifting between fiction and reality. The book juxtaposes and counterpoints text images and visual works from the last fifteen years. As Meyer writes: “The length of a calendar entry doesn’t necessarily say a lot about how much you actually did on that particular day. But it may reveal how much you planned to do.”

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