Designing and staging cultural resonance and amplifiers to the surface of reality: this book is inspired by Paul Devens’ “waving platforms” that establish poetic opportunities for the unheard: resonating and amplifying its cultural poetics: a vanguard pronunciation on the social and architectural embedding of sound art.
This first in depth publication on the oeuvre of international recognized Dutch sound-artist/architect/designer Devens both stimulates our perceived reality of the audible we’re surrounded by as well as our notion of the underlying social grid. Resultant poetics deeply concern our spatial environments and our opportunities to relate to this holistic sum’s ephemeral presence.
The book is truly unique. First of all for the color tones are solely made up by silver and black, capturing the poetic, techy vibrancy of the work. Second and most prominent is the integration of two separately, horizontally placed booklets within the binding cover. The above booklet captures the works while the one below the theory. This allows for flanked reading and browsing through space and tonality.
Concept and development: Paul Devens
Curator: Freek Lomme
Editors: Paul Devens and Freek Lomme
Text contributions by: Emre Erkal, Ive Stevenheydens, Armeno Alberts and Rahma Khazam
Graphic Design: Piere Geurts / NN Studio Liege
Translations and corrections: Mels Dees
Dimensions 150 x 200 mm / 5,9 x 7,9 inches portrait