Buenos Aires / Antwerpen: Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC) / Internationaal Cultureel Centrum (ICC), 1973. First edition of 2,000. Plastic spiral bound softcover 8vo in wrappers with folded flaps printed in black and white. With pages printed in black and white. Unpaginated (18 pp.) Text in Spanish and English.
Catalogue in the form of an artists’ book by Mirtha Dermisache featuring her asemic writing consisting of illegible words which allow the reader to impart their significance. Dermisache’s graphisms democratize language and create intimate reading experiences without grammar or syntax. Words are turned into something abstract, which in turn examines the possibilities of language and the need for human communication. Issued on the occasion of her first European exhibition at Internationaal Cultureel Centrum (ICC) in Antwerp, Belgium, which ran April–May, 1974. Organized by Jorge Glusberg and published by CAyC. Issued around the time Dermisache met Guy Schraenen which led to the third edition of her artists’ book ‘Diario nº 1’ in 1975. More scarce than edition size would suggest.
Very good with trace amounts of age toning to pages, including a faint area of darkening to first page, and offset rubbing to last page on account of the folded black wrappers. Item #783
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