In this Edition, the artist returns to her conceptual roots: The 43 sheets and one index in a custom made folder are based on a series of drawings from 1970, which are significantly affected by the minimalistic use of forms characteristic for the early years of her work. Hanne Darboven developes a cubic system of notation that transforms the common gregorian calendar into a particular order arising from a specific logic. By arranging and formally and graphicially inscribing rows of numbers, the data of 1970 is being summarized into checksums, resulting from the index sheet formula: “2 K – 43 K / 00 / No 1 – No 42 / 366”. Hanne Darboven hereby creates graphic equivalients to the otherwise invisible phenomenon of time.
The materiality of the handwritten script in black ink on fine lined paper has been masterly transferred by Hamburg silkscreen printer Thomas Sanmann. The custom made map also includes a collaged portrait of the artist in 1968 in New York.
Silkscreen print on Zanders Classic 115g
43 sheets and one index
In custom made folder
Each 29,7 x 21 cm
Signed and numbered
Edition of 15
Portrait of the artist © Angelika Platen