Book Description

Artist's book


by Monika E. Auch

The work of Monika Auch (Rietveld Academy, textile design and autonomous

screenprints on paper, diploma 2000) consists of constructing textiles like

an architect by using materials, innovative techniques and haptic


In the book '..hinter,..achter,..behind' these tactile qualities have been

translated into another discipline.

The Dutch idiom 'to paste somebody behind the wallpaper' was the peg on

which to hang an investigation into relations between language, image and


The idiomatic saying literally means 'to put somebody out of sight

temporarily'. In the Dutch language it is only being used for people who are

in close relationships with the person uttering the words, i.e. family.

The saying conveys meanings like: sticky, unpleasant to the touch or being

stuck. In a figurative sense it points to emotions like

irritation and invasion of one's territory.

While the emotions belonging to the words are universal, the saying only

exists in the Dutch language.

The theme has been visualized by screenprinting collages of images and

fragments of letters on sixties' wallpaper.

In collaboration with Svea Gustavs, graphic designer, the screenprints have

been reproduced as a book.

The design of the book is a combination of high-tech and low-tech elements,

i.e. the special, paper, a flexible form and handbinding.

The offset reproductions on Chagall Insize paper with it's tactile qualities

resemble the original screenprints in an optimal way.

Cover and endpaper have been screenprinted by Monika and Svea on

Transparance Obsession.

The edition is in German, Dutch and English.

Format: 22,5 cm x 22,5 cm, 36 pages, full colour reproductions

500 numbered and handsigned copies

Price: 28,- euro pp

ISBN 978-3-937938-04-2 (D)

ISBN 978-90-807472-3-4 (NL)

weiw publishers Stralsund/Amsterdam

The 'Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving', Amsterdam has

granted financial aid in realizing this project.