SCRIM is an artists’ book functioning as a purposeful record of Ida Nissen’s creative process, as well as a collection of finished works. This rich edition, printed in five colours, presents a broad spectrum of the artist’s influences and sources, unpacking ideas and underlying manoeuvres in flux between distant and close, foreign, and alike, hidden and revealed.
Remnants from the colour darkroom and the large-format camera blend with memories, found images, book clippings and cut-out shapes forming a stream of consciousness interspersed with Nissen’s finished collage works.
The hard-cover book is clothbound in a granite-black fabric with a loose weave, referencing the book’s title and nature of a scrim fabric. The silver Pantone ink used throughout hearkens back to the gelatin silver darkroom process fundamental to Nissen’s experimental analogue, camera-based practice.
The typeface in use, Favorit Hangul, underlines and complements the search into the artist’s South Korean origin as its tubular shapes and geometric constructions formally reference the Korean Hangul alphabet.
5-colour offset, CMYK with metallic silver pantone. Clothbound hardcover with silkscreen print. Edition of 250 + 50 special edition, 2022 19 x 24,5 cm, 152 pages Designed by Lodret Vandret and the artist Graphic design by Johan Rosenmunthe Words by Ida Nissen ISBN 978-87-92988-27-0