einBuch.haus considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience between people, objects and spaces.
The artbook platform ‘einBuch.haus’ offers regular events with a specific artbook concept of selected book in the field of arts and design. Each exhibition or event refers to one book, along with contents and related materials.
With an interdisciplinary approach, einBuch.haus are challenged to communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience by twisting the form and structural interpretation of a book.
A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition organised by einBuch.haus encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.
We also have a bookshop to stock experimental books from all over the world, especially from Asia and Europe. The online store ‘einBuch.shop’ will open in 2020.
New address: Florastraße 61, 13187 Berlin
New opening time: Tue – Fri, 1 – 7 pm / Sat 11 am – 4 pm
‘Bookface’ is a performance and installation art work which collapses boundaries between book arts and performance so as to formulate a hybrid space. It is a contemplation on the notion of a collective narcissism fervent in contemporary society in both virtual and physical environments. Through the rise of platforms such as Facebook, subjectivity has become a multiplicity of perceptions, with the internet and social media as an arena for formulating alter egos and distorted impressions of our identities. This work stages an event as a subtraction and formalisation to certain phenomena of the modern gaze. It explores the trauma and beauty of the digital domain, and it´s multiplicity of narratives depicting identity, mortality, loss and love.
‘Bookface’ seeks to illustrate the displacement and the continual deferred replacement from the church to the internet and our search for meaning through the collective body. Through the use of anamorphic selfie masks in book form, it seeks to illustrate our appropriation of the internet as a way of absurdly masking ones true identity.
Yan Gi Cheng
Yan Gi Cheng was born in England, in 1981, to parents of Hong Kong dissent. He worked as a professional Designer for Hussein Chalayan creating high tech fashion and video artworks before completing his M.A. in Sculpture at Central Saint Martins, London. His broad art practice is an ongoing investigation into the convergence of book arts and performance art centering around transnational identity, contemporary philosophy, religious mythology and geographical landscape as a space for historical renegotiation,. In his practice he often questions traditional forms of history making as well as cultural norms.
04. October 2018. Thursday, 7:30 pm
Yan Gi Cheng with Honi Ryan, Yuko Ishida, Jwana Ribeiro da Silva, Dmitry Povernov
11 am – 7 pm
einBuch.haus / Winsstraße 42, 10405 Berlin