From the Root of Her Tongue,
So-Yeon Kim

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2024, design and concept by So-Yeon Kim, text by Mariana Lobão. 32 pp, 10,5 x 29,7 cm (full color digital print), edition of 100*

Language: English

€ 8,-



*The publication will be available from June 27, 2024

From the Root of Her Tongue by So-Yeon Kim explores language origins through signs, symbols, and iconography. It transforms written script into a visual narrative, engaging readers in a visual language experience with meticulously curated images from second-hand books and archives. This visual sequence mimics written syntax, encouraging readers to explore the power of images as language.

Mariana Lobão’s accompanying text Weaving the Mesh (Spider Thoughts) examines weaving, memory, and cognition. Inspired by Kim’s work and Paolo Veronese's painting of Arachne, Lobão explores the myth of Arachne and Athena, linking weaving to cultural memory and comparing the spider's web to human thought.

From the Root of Her Tongue is part of the Publishing Dialogues series, by artists/authors who explore language as an instrument and construct. With the series we want to create a space for small scale experiments. Not to publish a definitive, immutable object, but to make a suggestion. One that is open to improvement, revision, call-and-response, iteration, or even a full negation.
everything is a file,
Alexander Roidl

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2023, design by Alexander Roidl. Base layer offset printed by Tripiti, additional layer on demand by XEROX copy.  32 pp, 10,5 x 29,7 cm, edition of 100*

Language: English

€ 11,- (incl. shipping)


everthing is a file is a playful/poetic exploration of the linguistic quality and restrictions of file names in our digital and analog lives.

This hybrid publishing project is based on files only. Upload a file on the project website with an interesting, weird or unusual filename to this collection to be able to order a printed publication. This will be printed on demand, and send to you.

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everything is a file is part of the Publishing Dialogues series, by artists/authors who explore language as an instrument and construct. With the series we want to create a space for small scale experiments. Not to publish a definitive, immutable object, but to make a suggestion. One that is open to improvement, revision, call-and-response, iteration, or even a full negation.


*everything is a file is printed on demand with a maximum edition of 100.
Two Rooms,
Annabelle Binnerts

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2023, design by Zoë Tim Hollander, photography by Bart Lunenberg. 16 pp. on 2 loose leaves (digital b/w print), 10,5 x 29,7 cm, edition of 100.

Language: English

€ 8,-



In Two Rooms, the publication is approached as a building in which words serve as pointers to elsewhere. Annabelle Binnerts places her site-specific spatial approach to language ‘back’ onto the page.

Two Rooms features two spaces with wall paintings that were made during her residency at De Ateliers specifically for this publication and can only be ‘visited’ by unfolding these two ‘rooms’.
The envelope features as an ‘outside’ to the ‘inside’ of the publication. The result combines architectural elements placed in a grid that’s based on the facade of De Ateliers.

Two Rooms is part of the Publishing Dialogues series, by artists/authors who explore language as an instrument and construct. With the series we want to create a space for small scale experiments. Not to publish a definitive, immutable object, but to make a suggestion. One that is open to improvement, revision, call-and-response, iteration, or even a full negation.
Arabic is still in my quotidian, yes it is.
Krai(y)tem, Siwar
اللغـــــة العربيـــــة لا تـــــزال,
‎ســـــــوار قريـــــــــطم

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2023, design by Siwar Kraytem, printed by KIOSK Rotterdam. 16 pp. (Red RISO print), 10,5 x 29,7 cm, edition of 100.

Language: English / Arabic

€ 8,-



Since moving to the Netherlands, Siwars’ focus on language and multilingualism have been her driving force. In early 2021, she wrote two letters to her mother tongue, Arabic.

The diary-like series in this publication responds to those two letters, documenting Siwars’ evolving relationship with the language since moving to the Netherlands, mainly as a testament to herself and a way of keeping her promise to the language.

Arabic is still in my quotidian, yes it is. is part of the Publishing Dialogues series, by artists/authors who explore language as an instrument and construct. With the series we want to create a space for small scale experiments. Not to publish a definitive, immutable object, but to make a suggestion. One that is open to improvement, revision, call-and-response, iteration, or even a full negation.

Pointing At Things Is The New Writing 1/3,
Jeannette Slütter

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2023, design by Ruben Verkuylen, printed by Tripiti (Rotterdam). 18 x 26 cm, 28 pp. 2/2 offset print on Arena Natural rough (100 gr), in a edition of 250, ISBN: 978-9-08299-326-4

Language: English

€ 12,5



Pointing At Things Is The New Writing features the works of artist Jeannette Slütter and includes a transcription of a conversation with fellow artist Francesca Hawker. The series delves into the concept of oeuvre, inviting the reader to participate in a dialogue about what it means, how it's defined, and how it evolves over time.

The first part is an invitation for you to join the conversation and explore the world of oeuvre with us, and we hope to meet each other again in the second and third booklet.

Pointing At Things Is The New Writing is made possible by the generous contribution of Stroom Den Haag and Stichting Stokroos.
Codex,
Eileen Ryan

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2023, design by Art Collart, printed by KIOSK Rotterdam. 12 pp. (brown RISO print), 10,5 x 29,7 cm, edition of 100.

Language: English

€ 8,-



“Veri’s time was running out, it was late November and as the sun disappeared so did the color on her wings. As ice moths grow old their cells begin to crumble, becoming fragile enough that the wind can take their wings. The remainder of their lives is spent on the ground looking up.”

Beetle galleries (unique patterns beetles make underneath the bark of trees), can be read as a pictographic language carved in nature. This collection of stories, CODEX, is a speculative transcription and interpretation of beetle galleries found in Portugal and Finland in 2022.

CODEX is part of the Publishing Dialogues series, by artists/authors who explore language as an instrument and construct. With the series we want to create a space for small scale experiments. Not to publish a definitive, immutable object, but to make a suggestion. One that is open to improvement, revision, call-and-response, iteration, or even a full negation.
Hold That Thought,
Johannes Langkamp

Including a text written by Sandra Smets specifically for the book (in NL, DE and EN). Translation by Gabriël Juursema (EN) and Sigrid Kullmann (DE).

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2022, design by Art Collart. 220 x 300 mm, 144 pages, 4/1 Offset print on Munken Pure Rough 240 gr (cover), EOS 2.0 100 gr (interior), binding: stitch and knot with black thread. Edition of 600, ISBN: 978-9-08299-3-257

Language: English

€ 28,-



Hold That Thought is a walk through the work of visual artist Johannes Langkamp. This book is a reflection of an archive with (digital) works of art, experiments, (kinetic) models and their documentation. In it, moving images are brought to a standstill, only to be put in motion again by its reader. Walk, run, detour, stroll. Discover this book about motion, in motion.

Hold That Thought won Best Dutch Book Design 2022 (professional and student jury), and was shortlisted as The Best Book Designs From All Over The World 2022.

Hold That Thought was made possible by 129 donations via voordekunst.nl, st. Droom en Daad, stiching Jaap Harten Fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam, and Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland.
Wat ik je nog wilde zeggen,
Rianne Zijderveld (ed), studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Annabelle Binnerts, Dean Bowen, Natalia Papaeva, Vibeke Mascini, Szu-Yi Wang, Diego Tonus, Katarina Petrović, Benzokarim, Department of Speculative Facts, and Maureen Ghazal.

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2022, design by Rianne Zijderveld, text editor and translation by Gabriël Juursema. 24 pp., 35 x 50 cm, digital print on 55 gsm NEWSPAPER.

Language: Dutch / English

€ 9,5



Our social spaces are largely defined by language and linguistic interaction. The language we use and are confronted with can—by being of one kind or the other, through word choice, and by its tone, rhythm, or intensity—coursen or polish, connect or obstruct, create paths or impediments. Language helps us navigate the physical world. It is the substrate on which we tread, whether we realise it or not.

This crucial role that language plays in creating our (social) environment means it is valuable to observe and analyse language in that context. Where does language find its meaning? How does language develop? What are the social consequences of choosing one (form of) language over the other? By executing and exhibiting this multi-faceted analysis we are building a cognition of the complexity behind the words we use and the possibility we have to redraw our boundaries.

This publication is the second chapter of the exhibition Wat ik je nog wilde zeggen (TENT Rotterdam, okt. 2020 - mrt. 2021), executed in paper. It explores the power and poetry of words, shifting meanings, misapprehension and misdirection, finding words and being at a loss for words. This is a study into our current linguistic reality which is explored and dissected as a poetic gesture.
Het is jij of ik,
Marilou Klapwijk

Published by Unformed Informed (Publishing) 2020, text and images by Marilou Klapwijk, design by Marilou Klapwijk, printed by NPN drukkers. 4/4  offset printed on Arena Natural Bulk (100gr.), 17 x 24,5 cm, 200 pp. Edition of 500, ISBN: 978-9-08299-329-5

Language: Dutch

€ 40,-



Het is jij of ik is a search for the irreducible aspect of the other. An amazement at the variety of perspectives. With an archive of images and texts taken from (digital) life, artist Marilou Klapwijk shows us that valuable grey.

Het is jij of ik is filled with poetry and photography, found and/or collected by Klapwijk in her environment, or written in response to this. Within this, a monologue takes place, a monologue about the dialogue that is conducted on a daily basis. Online and offline. Between acquaintances or to an anonymous audience. With an astute look at human expressions, Klapwijk shows us her love for the relativistic interruptions in the everyday that leads us through different perspectives and opens our view of the other and of ourselves.

Het is jij of ik is made possible by 108 donors via voordekunst.nl, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds - Zuid-Holland, and the Municipality of The Hague.
Movements,
Lorena van Bunningen

Published by Meraki Agency 2018, design by Lorena van Bunningen, and Evelien Jaspers, text Editor: Oscar van der Kruis. 4/1 Offset print by Tripiti (Rotterdam), 14 pp. leporrelo, 9,6 x 29 cm. Edition of 250, ISBN: 978-9-08299-322-6

€ 18,-



Movements is the result of an attempt to capture the ‘being ongoing’. A state which plays an important role within the work of Lorena van Bunningen, while searching for a composition based on the suspense between the displayed elements and their balance.

The photographs included in this leporello book are fragments from a long process in which Lorena made several compositions with the same elements - a bar, a piece of rubber, and the floor.

This is one of four publications created as part of the index program edition 2018/2019. The index program was an annual program by Meraki Agency in which artists were stimulated by means of conversation to make an analysis of their artistic practice. Then translate this, or a part of it, into an artists’ publication.

Program coordinator: Rianne Zijderveld, graphic consultant: Ruben Verkuylen.