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104 illustrations, 2 in colour, brochure with register punches at head, side and foot

Publisher Note

Places and their social, historical and political background are the starting point for the work of Michael Meier & Christoph Franz. In thorough research processes the artist duo appropriates these sites and refers to them with structural interventions such as installations or objects.
The publication “La Brique Ordinaire”, developed in collaboration with the graphic design studio Norm, is not only a documentation of the work of the same name, which was shown in 2014 in the exhibition “Docking Station” at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, but rather a document of the process that led to it. The focus is on the way in which Michael Meier & Christoph Franz approach places or starting points. What occupations result from the once targeted, once random drilling into stories, past and present, into structures or regulations? What opens up through discussions with experts and the acquisition of craft techniques? Where is the basic interest and how does it relate to the respective research for a work?
The text and interview contributions by the three authors Yasmin Afshar, Victoria Easton and Aoife Rosenmeyer expand the extensive collection of visual and archive material and open up a broad spectrum of reflections.

Artists’ Book

La Brique Ordinaire

— Projektbuch

by Christoph Franz, Michael Meier

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2015
Designer: NORM
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-188-4
Dimensions 16.5 × 22.0 cm
Pages 128
Technique Offset Printing