contents: Giuseppe Ungarettis hermetic poems and "prayer" and five particular geographical maps of the earth: Oceania/Australia, Europe, North America, Africa, Atlanic: The "maps" are printed with white ink on black Sumipainted japanpapers. Thousands of tiny shapes of aircrafts captured from "flightradar" and calculated from flight informations create the positions of the aircrafts: each map shows one particular moment of a day with all civil aircrafts in flight in that moment. On the previous page of each map are printed two numbers: 1. how many aircafts are in flight 2. how many languages are spoken in that area of the earth. The number of languages spoken seems like inversely proportional to the numbers of aicrafts.
The more we fly the more our languages disappear.
Where the money moves the variety of all cultural goods are fainting: taste of food, fashion, daily life, thinking and even philosophy adapts to one kind, with access for everybody.
To turn it positive:
In Kalumet, images of nature on thin Nepal Paper for each "chapter" give space for our imagination to remember the beauty of our planet. So do Ungarettis poems for the culture of men.
Methods of production:
Maps, Atsusumpittura and letterpress.
Subhead pages and images, letterpress
copies no 1 and no 2
copies no 3 to no 19
copies no 20 to no 24
subhead pages in handmade extreme lightweight Nepal Papers.
Binding by Thomas Zwang, Hamburg, leather spine, embossed. spine; light handmade Nepal Paper. Comes in black slipcase
Edizioni CTL (9) 64 pages,
26,5 x 42 cm
Edition of 24 numbered copies and 4 e.a. copies, signed
EDIZIONI CTL (9)
64 Seiten, 26,5 x 42cm
Auflage 24 numerierte und signierte Exemplare und 4 e.a. Exemplare