Published by onestar press in 2008

297 x 210 mm
200 pages
American folded dust cover printed in 2 colors
interior pages printed in one color
Binding: perfect bound
1000 copies

 

ABOUT SENDING AND RECEIVING LETTERS

Since I was very young, until my early thirties, I had serious problems in opening and reading any letters I received. Letters would stay on my table for weeks before I found the courage to open them, and during this time my sense of guilt would grow and grow.
Most of the time, when I finally opened the letters, it was too late to answer them and my sense of guilt was worse than ever.
I kept every single letter, from the first notes received from my mother, in I965, up to the time I left Belgrade for ever in I979. I decided to chronologically write down the first sentence from all of these letters, without noting the name of the senders. When finished, I was astonished to see how it was possible to trace all my life just by reading the text created by all these first lines.
Later I heard that Marcel Duchamp, on receiving a letter, opened, answered, and immediately burnt the letter he’d received.
Jean Tinguely never opened or answered any letter, and every christmas he made a ritual of burning unopened envelopes, which sometimes included important information and even checks.
M. A.

 

About the publisher:
onestar press is dedicated to the production of books and multiples by artists.The overall production of onestar press includes more than 300 books, 300 multiples and artists’ films since 2000. The space and freedom given to artists, the flexibility in the realization of their concepts, the access to and use of new technologies have allowed onestar press to collaborate with international artists on a variety of projects.

100 PISAMA / 100 LETTERS by Marina Abramović

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