Tine Melzer

Tine Melzer & Kasper Andreasen
Thing Chose Ding Cosa

Thing Chose Ding Cosa deals with the shape of the Things in their collection. Each object has been traced on a page and their outlines are thus registered: a hammer, a tissue, a cup, a pencil, a paper clip, a cable, a drinking glass, etc. These outlines evoke the tension between drawing and language, between abstract line and recognisable form. The act of tracing also implies mapping; the inventory of 300 outlines in Thing Chose Ding Cosa chart a non-verbal vocabulary of signs. These are signs that induce the viewer to recall the form, function, or personal significance of the original object.

Adoptive, double edition in a slipcase, black marker on paper, edition: 2 + 2 AP, self-published, Amsterdam, 2007
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Tine Melzer & Kasper Andreasen

The bookwork Thing Chose Ding Cosa is the central work of the publication Inventory that aims to address the relation between literal and metaphorical interpretations of objects by investigating the tactile essence of Things.

Adoptive, 20 × 27.5 cm, 44 pp, edition: 500, publisher: Johan Deumens Gallery, not distributed due to the bankruptcy of the distributor, Amsterdam, 2008

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