A book in the form of an exhibition

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.



Installation view of 'PUBLIC FOLDER #3 - Golden Record' 2019. Courtesy einBuch.haus.
Installation view of 'PUBLIC FOLDER #3 - Golden Record' 2019. Courtesy einBuch.haus.
Installation view of 'PUBLIC FOLDER #3 - Golden Record' 2019. Courtesy einBuch.haus.
Installation view of 'PUBLIC FOLDER #3 - Golden Record' 2019. Courtesy einBuch.haus.

John Harten

PUBLIC FOLDER #3 – Golden Record

25 January, 2019
25 - 27 January, 2019

In order to celebrate 40 years of the Voyager Golden Record this art book project reflects 120 artistic interpretations and four essays on the compelling multi-layered idea of this iconic data disk – a medium between album, atlas and archive.

The book focuses specifically on the images stored on the Golden Record, unveiling the approach of mapping the world for the eyes of the other in general and in this context questioning the role of images and photography in particular.

The heart of the exhibition will be a video/sound installation of the limited book edition. This edition comes with two vinyl records featuring several sound pieces linked to the book concept and specific contributions. The main part is a sound piece that contains all images of the book encoded to audio sound, as a technical link back to the Golden Record itself. The sound will be read out and decoded by a spectrographer application and displayed as images on a screen.

* The exhibition is held as part of Transmediale & CTM Vorspiel 2019.


Since his study of photography and art in Essen and Cologne John Harten, born 1977, deals with the elements and formal vocabulary of the photographic image and the interrelation of images. If in large panel pictures, artist books (Public Folder/Personal Folder) or record sleeves (Magazine) he works and researches on the question how content and meaning is created and evolved by formal aspects inside or in relation between images and how this can be transmitted, read and seen.



Black Ocean – Blue Sea
PUBLIC FOLDER #3 / Ltd Edition Live

25. January 2019. Friday, 8 pm

John Harten and Jens-Uwe Beyer


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