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’ is here.
The exhibition sheds light onto the peculiar personality of the Rollbuch; – its unique character between timelessness,
sensuality and its supposed conceptual design confronting “digital” habits of perception.
The impact of the Rollbuch as a medium is as manifold as the book’s mechanism is simple; it is all about its inherent dynamics, the motion of the content itself, and the “pageless” continuity of its storyline. The dial empowers the viewer to control the pace of the narrative; with just a very slight movement of the hand they may accelerate, slow down, halt or even invert the flow of the story. This aspect of control contrasts with the inability to skip over since the entire storyline is printed onto one single and seemingly endless page. That means, the viewer’s attention is forced onto the present sequence, whereas the past needs to be remembered, and the future is foreseen.
Often, viewers/readers experience a certain meditative effect; the medium seems to softly force them into contemplation and towards themselves, rather than their attention being dispersed, as often happens when interacting with digital information channels. Beyond that, the Rollbuch keeps revealing surprising aspects of both storytelling and perception, a process that is nourished by each of the artists who contributes their particular understanding of it.
In conclusion, we may say that the Rollbuch (seemingly by its own choice) has turned out an artistic endeavour rather than “a product”, and keeps gaining momentum as a particle of current “analogue culture”, – all of which we invite you to investigate in the exhibition at einBuch.haus.
For us, the Rollbuch irradiates sensuality and timelessness, it extends the world of classical books, – even more so during a time of ever-present touchscreen aesthetics. That is also why the look and feel of our books are subject to constant refinements; the interplay of wood and paper types we use, and the way in which the object is supposed to wear and age.
The technical mechanism of our book was still found within millions of roll film cameras just two decades ago. We were working on a children’s book, as we had the idea of creating a “book with an endless page within a winding-box”. What we hoped for was a new and fluid reading experience. Our desire to build a convenient, book-sized object after a few weeks yielded our first “Rollbuch”.
To share the Rollbuch with artists who are inspired by its format, so far has been the most rewarding part of our journey. To bring a small diversity of these beautiful objects into reality is what constantly motivates us, and we are always happy about requests for collaboration. – The list of planned editions is growing steadily.
The carnival of the animals, inspired by the composer Camille Saint-Saëns
17. November 2018, 2 – 6 pm
6 participants illustrate their interpretations of the music piece Camille Saint-Saëns – The Carnival Of Animals on a paper roll, listening to the composing while working.
Each artist will take care of a specific chapter of the composition, therefore they will have approx. 1-2 meters out of the whole paper band to dedicate for this. By the end of the day, we will achieve one final art – all together. This piece will be scanned and printed, so that every participant will get their own paper roll in Feb 2019.
Music List of ‘The Carnival of the animals’ by Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Royal March of the Lion, Hens and Roosters, Swift Animals, Tortoises, The Elephant, Kangaroos, Aquarium,
Characters with Long Ears, The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods, Aviary, Pianists, Fossils, The Swan, Finale
Instructor: Ann-Christin Müller / Rollbuch
Workshop costs: 60 Euros
(including printed paper roll, the Rollbuch box is not included)
11 – 19 Uhr
einBuch.haus / Winsstraße 42, 10405 Berlin