VOOR SARA, VOOR ABRAHAM
Krien Clevis, Wim Caus
The spatial manuscript is traditionally bound and designed literally as a book. (Self-)portraits have been painted on both sides of the leather cover, one of a man, the other of a woman. The ‘book’, however, has two spines, so that it cannot be ‘cut’. It remains closed. This gives rise to a closed object as an archetypal image of a handbook of the personal and the inner self. The design refers to books that are part of universal cultural heritage, such as the Bible, mystical books, medicine/ conjuring books and medieval manuscripts. Associations represent the personal statement. A book stands for the word, the very first thought. The word, this thought, has its inspiration in the concrete immediately given space, namely the book itself. The format is a physical given, which partly determines the content.