Thorsten Dennerline, “Intranquilo/On Edge”
Artist: Thorsten Dennerline (Bennington, VT)
Title: Intranquilo/On Edge (2011)
Medium/technique(s): Stone Lithography and digital pigment printed as chine collé. Letterpress texts.
Edition size: 40
Number of pages: 25
Dimensions, open: 15″ x 22″ x 0.5″
Dimensions, closed: 15″ x 11″ x 0.5″
This collaborative book project began with converations that began at the MacDowell colony where I met Jorge Accame. We chose to make a book together that was a non linear narrative made of his texts and my images. We decided on a process of each person continuing the narrative where the other person left off, using our respective media. This allowed us to expand beyond the confines of a simple illustrated text. We used a basic process of sending images and texts via email between each other (Jorge is in Argentina and I was in both the U.S. and Europe) and this way, we slowly created our story.
As a result, the final work documents a kind of dialogue that evolved organically between image and text. I am excited about the surreal space we managed to occupy between the different worlds of our languages, of North and South, of texts and images, of photography and drawing, and of words and poetry. Most importantly, however, I like to think it has become something of its own, a kind of collaged world or hybrid landscape.
Afterwards, I created the edition. The colophon is copied here:
Jorge Accame and I began discussing this project in the fall of 2005. The collaborative aspect of the work began in the fall of 2006 and continued until 2008 when the last texts and images were finished. The digital printing was by Derek Cracco at Ink to Paper in Birmingham, Alabama on Kitakata paper. The drawings were printed from lithographic stones at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium (Thorsten Dennerline), at Corridor Press in Otego, New York (Tim Sheesley), and one image was printed at Bennington College, Vermont (Thorsten Dennerline). The original Spanish texts were translated into English by Jonathan Pitcher. Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress in Hadley, Massachusetts printed the letters on Arches Velin papers. Mark Tomlinson bound the edition. Special thanks to all who contributed to the project, especially the editors, friends, spongers, pencil sharpeners and colleagues. This project was partially supported by faculty grants from Bennington College.