ITS (IM)POSSIBLE FORMATION is an exhibition that delves into the publishing practice of Onomatopee, looking both backwards and towards the future. Here, almost all the books Onomatopee has ever published are on display and in conversation with each other, the space, and the reader.
Displayed at the heart of the space is a shelving unit from the warehouse, turned into a dynamic and democratic altar of books. We challenge the more conventional ‘warehouse’ perception by transforming the room into an abundant sanctuary of reading, writing, (re)searching. Within this collage-like set-up, we explore the intricate relationship between object and book, where the books themselves emerge as artistic objects too.
We extend to you an open invitation: choose a book, take a seat, make notes, and gently return it to the center; thereby perpetually reshaping the choreography of our initial arrangement.
Hidden within the pages are bookmarks made by Romy Day Winkel, who employed an erasure poetry-method to establish a direct relationship between the books’ contents and the objects that surround them. You will also find a wall drawing and risographed collages by Jesse Muller and ceramic bookends by Natasha Rijkhoff.