EDITION TAUBE: DON'T LOOK NOW
The publisher and artist collective Edition Taube (Jonas Beuchert, Jan Steinbach, Tilman Schlevogt) has conceived a new video installation for PLATFORM3 that addresses the production and reception of books: “Don’t look now” explores and negotiates the relationship between author and reader from prevailing viewpoints. To depict the currently shifting power relationships in the medium of the book, the collective reinvents terms like “editor” and “receiver”. The “editor” in this case comprises the functions of author, publisher or graphic designers. The “receiver” is the addressee, reader and recipient.
Parallel to the development of the printed word into virtual text, our involvement with the book as a medium is also changing. The codes that the user originally learned are no longer effective. Edition Taube deals with the shifting of the author and reader roles and the resulting new interfaces between them using graphically modified books. “Don't look now” unites possible approaches to the re-medialisation of the book in terms of graphics as well as content.