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Published as volume 2 in the paperback series fink twice / Text facsimile with 28 illustrations, paperback / The series fink twice was awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014 and received an Honorary Appreciation in the competition “Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World” in 2015

Publisher Note

Volume two of the paperback series fink twice is a re-issue of the texts from the artists' book “Albert’s Guesthouse” by Petra Elena Köhle and Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin.
A hostel, two employees, six rooms, an absent boss, changing guests: these are the basic conditions of an experimental arrangement in the microcosm of the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville, where Köhle and Vermot took over the management of the small Albert’s Guesthouse Hotel in November 2004. The owner of the hotel, whom they met a few days earlier in the Fullmoon Bar, had to attend his father’s funeral and asked the two Swiss to take over the management of the guesthouse in his absence. For eleven days the artists stand at the reception of the hotel. They talk to the guests, take notes, make portraits, take photographs, document and thus compile materials to create a detailed protocol of meaningful and banal events.

Artists’ Book

Albert’s Guesthouse

— fink twice 502

by Petra Elena Köhle, Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2014
Series fink twice, 502
Printrun 1000
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-502-8
Dimensions 1.3 × 1.9 cm
Pages 160
Technique Offset Printing