Jennifer İpekel

Artist book | English, Turkish | Category: Painting
Texts compiled by Jennifer İpekel, Senem Özgören
Design and implementation: Jennifer İpekel
Stitch binding: Ceyda Kalyoncu
Handmade paper used in binding: Nebahat Kavak
2021, Istanbul, Dirimart Publications
p. 32 | Four Colour, Illustrated, Hand Stitched | 16×29 cm
ISBN: 978−605−5815−54−7 | Barcode: 9786055815547
Price: 20 EURO | 25 USD

This artist book was published within the context of the exhibition titled Mother, Revolt! by
Jennifer İpekel held at Dirimart in 26 May–18 July 2021. Each book, bound with a unique
handmade paper, stamped with a different motif and numbered by the artist, features text
fragments and poems of Sevim Burak, Gary Snyder, Pietro Antonio Michiel, Henry David
Thoreau, William Blake, Robert Aitken, Dale Pendell, an old Babylonian cuneiform musical
notes, Myrmecophila, a dia from the collection of Monica Urquijoz, a drawing on Vladimir
Nabokov’s teaching annotated copy of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a drawing of Esther
Planas, and images of four İpekel works presented separately in the form of postcards. A
collaborative effort of six women, Mother, Revolt! is a sapling rooted in Earth, a calling to the
sleeping souls to listen to its radiating sounds, with animism in mind, asking the question how
the Earth imagines us.