SCRIM is an artists’ book functioning as a purposeful record of Ida Nissen’s creative process, as well as a collection of finished works. This rich edition, printed in five colours, presents a broad spectrum of the artist’s influences and sources, unpacking ideas and underlying manoeuvres in flux between distant and close, foreign, and alike, hidden and revealed.
Remnants from the colour darkroom and the large-format camera blend with memories, found images, book clippings and cut-out shapes forming a stream of consciousness interspersed with Nissen’s finished collage works.
The hard-cover book is clothbound in a granite-black fabric with a loose weave, referencing the book’s title and nature of a scrim fabric. The silver Pantone ink used throughout hearkens back to the gelatin silver darkroom process fundamental to Nissen’s experimental analogue, camera-based practice.
The typeface in use, Favorit Hangul, underlines and complements the search into the artist’s South Korean origin as its tubular shapes and geometric constructions formally reference the Korean Hangul alphabet.
SCRIM is printed in an edition of 300, of which 50 are a special edition, each with an additional silkscreen impression on the front cover, hand-printed by the artist, and a unique set of photogram cut-outs enclosed in an acid-free sleeve on the inside back cover.
Published by Lodret Vandret, 152 pgs, 28.5 × 25 cm, hardcover, 2022, 978-87-92988-27-0