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Olle Essvik, a bibliography

Authors Olle Essvik
Mathias Kokholm
Lasse Krog Møller
ISBN 9788793108516
Publisher Antipyrine *[asterisk]
Place of publication Århus
Publication year 2017
Published at School of Design and Crafts
Language en
Keywords publikation, artist-books, net-art
Subject categories Visual Arts, Literary Composition


Dissolution 1999-2017 Olle Essvik - publication Olle Essvik - a bibliography in the book-serie Den store nordiske registrant over kunstnerbøger og andre kunstrelaterede trykte sager, published by Antipyrine & *[asterisk] The subject of this book is the Swedish artist Olle Essvik, who in his works transfers and connects traditional analogue crafts like bookbinding and woodworking to digital programming and code. The montage include in addition to books; multiples, calendars, CD's, computer discs, PDF's for download, codes, home pages, scans, photocopies and 3D-printing. Together, all these items form a dispositive of books and reading, dealing with how the analogue book, as well as its digital versions and deposits, is a way of doing, thinking, learning, and experiencing. The project examines the book as a machine, a mobile entity, a dispositive, that dedicates itself to knowledge, remembrance, historiography and media archaeology, in a situation labelled both post analogue and post digital. Essvik's "library" represents a temporally and spatially complex network of machines and expressions, one that reflects basic everyday experiences - of time, recurrences, coincidences, interactions, dependence, sleep, transience - his own, and those of our present times. Transience in particular is a central aspect to the chaos of digital preservation. To be more precise, several of Essvik's digital codes no longer work. They collapse as the simple result of hard- and software incompatibilities. Remaining are the books, several of which, in Essvik's case, contain digital code - as documents without a player - a compost for book worms and digital worms alike, where the sediments become difficult to distinguish for the media archaeologists of the future.

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