DANIEL KNORR, Pukapuka Tohunga Mahi Toi, 2009


DANIEL KNORR, Pukapuka Tohunga Mahi Toi, 2009
ca 16 x 23 x 2,5 cm
SC, inserted objects, Maori text, 240 pages, DVD
edition 168
numbered, signed
published by Clouds, Aotearoa, New Zealand  

Daniel Knorr’s artist’s book ‘Pukapuka Tohunga Mahi Toi’ involves a process of mapping the city in which Knorr collected pieces of rubbish on the street. This material was interleaved into the blank pages of each book and pressed by a 200-ton press, embossing the objects into the paper. Each book sets out to respond to local concerns and histories and, for this reason, the text for the New Zealand version is entirely in Maori. The cover the artist used the typeface Churchward Maori, designed by New Zealand type designer Joseph Churchward. The book includes a video which documents the process of making the work.

Clouds is a small publishing house involved in the publication of art books.

History of price:
published by Clouds, Aotearoa, New Zealand November 2009 US$ 200.- (year of issue) 


Extra information:

DANIEL KNORR, Carte de Artiste, 2007
book with pressed objects, CD,
edition 100 with original objects
published by NBK / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany December 2012 € 160,-