Ann-Kathrin Müller & Judith Engel—Das SignalA Co-Creational Project
The books cover, white coated paper wrapped into a grey plastic coating, hand bound — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
Concept and design with/for Ann-Kathrin Müllers and Judith Engels “Das Signal”. The 80-page book was offset-printed and hand-bound as a Swiss brochure. Published by Edition Taube.
The books cold opening — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
The books title — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
With her medium-format camera, Ann-Kathrin Müller takes us on a journey to a seemingly out-of-time seismological measuring station somewhere in eastern Germany. The black-and-white photographs, which show the interior of the station and the deserted surroundings, conjure up a diffusely haunting atmosphere.
The images are often set to the edges and go over the books spine — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
Images and texts are combined alternately throughout the book, the used paper keeps changing every 8 pages — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
Accompanied by Judith Engel’s short prose pieces, a patchy dialogue between images and texts emerges, blurring the lines between past and present, fact and fiction.
The text is accompanied by a registrar that is running through out the prose parts — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
Every paragraph is starting according to the registrar — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
In the setting of this opaque world, “The Signal” questions the unambiguity of purely rational and scientific worldviews, repeatedly encountering a phenomenon that accompanies both science and photography in their search for evidence: Blur.
The books back cover, a grey plastic coating, hand bound — photo by Ann-Kathrin Müller
|Client||Ann-Kathrin Müller & Judith Engel|
|Partners||Ann-Kathrin Müller, Judith Engel, Studio Tillack Knöll|
|Size||220 × 330|
|Photo credit||Ann-Kathrin Müller|