aufräumen & abschließen

  • Text by Jule Claudia Mahn in German. An English translation is included with the book.
  • Letterpress printed on Alt Burgund handmade paper using photopolymer plates and woodcuts.
  • Half vellum binding. Housed in a cloth-covered case.
  • 33 × 22 cm with 32 pages.
  • Edition of 14 copies.
  • Leipzig/Röderhof, 2012.

Award »Ereignis Druckgraphik 5 > Zeitgenössische Intentionen in der Druckgraphik« 2013.

A landlady is preparing to leave her restaurant for good. As she walks through the garden and the rooms for one last time, her attention is drawn to the familiar sounds and scents making her reminiscent about the past. Finally a place unveils itself that has long been forgotten about.

I discover the unoccupied restaurant »Gambrinus« many years later and for three months it will captivate me. During the early hours of the day I observe the sunlit rooms; beneath the cob webs and plants growing inside the rooms, I discover traces of what was once
a place of social gatherings and work—a place for people to retreat. I start collecting the objects that I find and which tell this story.