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(ballades from the 20th century)

- Every footprint is a song...the song of life...painted on the sand...painted in air…(Nanao Sakaki 1976)

PRAELUDERE is on my table, and open, accompanied me into the new year. I like to read these pages, to think about, scores and poems. And to think, that what looks more like a score is a poem and vice versa. (Jürg Frey 2014)

Four ballades from the 20th century, to be read, sang, walked or performed.

Four verbal scores that can be activated alone or with others, inside or outside, sitting, standing or
walking, with or without instrument or objects. Once brought into the landscape (the words on) the page soak in what there is to see / hear / feel. It is in that process of mise-en-abime of the text with its surroundings that one may encounter the unexpected and the extraordinary (anywhere and everywhere).
Each PRAELUDERE ballad takes between 25 and 45 mins, depending on mood and circumstances.

- edition of 20, numbered, Size A4, 8 pages, soft cover, hand stitched, lithographic and inkjet print on Munken 160 grs, cover Canson mi-teintes 160 grs
- edition of 90, Size A4, 8 pages, soft cover, hand stitched, digital print on Munken 160 grs, cover Canson mi-teintes 160 grs

commission for the CAB collection and ‘The Book Artist as Explorer’ exhibition curated by David Faithfull at Impact 8, DJCAD, Dundee.
acquired by the Saison Poetry library, centre des livres d'artistes, Chelsea College of Arts collections.

PRAELUDERE scoredownload
PRAELUDERE instructionsdownload

PRAELUDERE in Düsseldorf (07/2015)
PRAELUDERE in London (02/2015)
PRAELUDERE in Neufelden (o9/2014)
PRAELUDERE in Haan (05/2014)
PRAELUDERE im Munich (o2/2014)
100 steps print
see related video works
a few ballads on vimeo


PRAELUDERE (ballades from the 20th century) 

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