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The B-Sides. Tupaia, Kybernetes & Lara Croft

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Eva Sommeregger

‘The B-Sides. Tupaia, Kybernetes & Lara Croft, Breite Gasse Publishing, Vienna, 2022’ is a book that presents arts-based research on spatial theory and performance; handmade, screenprinted edition in the format of a leporello, printed onto both sides of a 6.7 metres long scroll

This book exhibits the B-sides of my dissertation – ideas that were cut from the final version but that have nonetheless proven promising. Dealing with post-digital forms of navigation, it juxtaposes the stories of the Polynesian navigator Tupaia, the Ancient Greek Kybernetes, and Lara Croft’s avatar.

In making this book, tacit conversations unfolded between its theoretical content and the object’s physical limitations as if the future book talked back, sharing its material constraints with me, the designer/author, thus influencing my decision-making.

The result was a cyclical process in which content and form mutually informed one another. Like the content that the book conveys, its kraft paper tells stories of long journeys, its white colour expresses non-standard printing, and its elongated double-sided layout reveals handmade methods.

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Eva Sommeregger is an architect/researcher, a Senior Scientist at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and a Senior Researcher at LMDA research institute of the Art Academy of Latvia. Eva is also co-founder of eyetry architecture and Magazin, an exhibition space for contemporary architecture in Vienna.


This object is part of the TACK Exhibition “Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit”, in the section “Making and Materiality”.