Micro Books - Gumball Universe

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Micro Books - Gumball Universe
Nina Prader, Malte Spindler, Tine Fetz, Sophia Hirsch, Katharina Kamph, Johannes Mundinger, Esther Samuels-Davis, Claudia de la Torre 

June 2 - July 2, 2022 

Vernissage⎢Thurs. June 2, 18 - 21 hr 
Micro Book Symposium⎢Sat. June 11, 15 - 16 hr
Panels: Nina Prader, Jae Kyung Kim, Claudia de la Torre and Esther Samuels

A project by Lady Liberty Press and Lucky Punch Press 

Nina Prader (Lady Liberty Press) and Malte Spindler (Lucky Punch Press) present new micro book editions from the series Gumball Universe at einBuch.haus.

Red Gumball machines are the basis of the interactive group exhibition Micro Books — Gumball Universe. The gumball machines become micro museums and book dispensers. The capsules do not distribute gum but the smallest books in the universe. In this rendition, artist book publishers and intergenerational visitors are invited to take the micro-book as a format and concept under the magnifying glass and thereby, become a part of Gumball Universe.

Why Gumball machines? They are nostalgic machines. Everyone knows them from the urban neighborhood. By now, they are a dying species—like kiosks, newspaper stands, or advertising pillars. Gumball Universe positions the mechanical dispensers in a new cultural context as culture dispensers. In contrast to digital reality, the Zine-O-Mats distribute artwork. Zines are artist books. Zines stand for empowerment, gift economies, and solidarity. 


Micro Book Symposium
June 11, 15 - 16 hr

Panels: Nina Prader, Jae Kyung Kim, Claudia de la Torre and Esther Samuels

On June 11th, the first Micro Book Symposium will take place in Berlin which will magnify the international phenomenon of “micro books”. An artist publisher panel shapes the discourse on the small books in the gumball machines and micro book publishing practices at large.

 

'Mirco Books - Gumball Universe', Lady Liberty Press & Lucky Punch Press, 2022 (Photo: Malte Spindler)

einBuch #23

Micro Books - Gumball Universe 
Ed. Nina Prader
Lady Liberty Press & Lucky Punch Press, 2022 

Gumball Universe is a project and joint venture by Nina Prader and Malte Spindler, exploring how independent publishing can take the smallest forms with big messages. For three years, Prader and Spindler have shared their love for gumball machines and independent micro-publishing.

From the first solo gumball machine on the facade of a museum to nomadic installations at various art book fairs and exhibitions. The next destination is einBuch.haus. Unfolding once more with more artists, more machines, and more micro books than ever before. The universe is dynamic and ready to amaze you with the smallest books.

44x63 mm, 100 pp; English 
Risograph Print: Lucky Punch Press
Graphic Design: Malte Spindler

Limited edition of 100

 

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Exhibition View: 'Gumball Universe', einBuch.haus, 2022 (Photo: Olivia Kwok)

Exhibition View: 'Gumball Universe', einBuch.haus, 2022 (Photo: Olivia Kwok)
Exhibition View: 'Gumball Universe', einBuch.haus, 2022 (Photo: Olivia Kwok)

 

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