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14 double-page illustrations, loose sheets, folded

Publisher Note

Bernard Voïta’s artist's booklet “TRAX” – as simple as it is compelling in design and binding – takes the viewer on a wondrous journey.
The publication presents large-format, black-and-white photographs of changing landscapes page by page. They are the result of a trip that did not take the artist to faraway countries, but rather to a corner of his Brussels home and studio: one and a half square meters of velour carpet become Voïta's world there. He travels on this carpet through his room as Xavier de Maistre once did. The visual richness of the furry floor covering in a streak of light is enough to give him an impulse. It is a departure for a country that is generally very close to us, a preferred terrain for toes and fingertips.
In the essay on the present publication, which is well worth reading, Ralf Beil describes the artist Bernard Voïta as a perceptual artist and virtuoso of illusion. It is in this spirit that “TRAX” deals with themes such as appearance and reality or truth and falsity with great ease. Voïta succeeds in creating a fascinating world that actually only becomes reality in the mind of the viewer.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2005
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: Bernard Voïta
Printrun 1500
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-77-4
Format softcover
Dimensions 29.7 × 39.0 cm
Pages 32
Technique Offset Printing