THE THINGS I'M AFRAID TO ASK FOR by Robin Mientjes
130 x 195mm, 3 x loose bound booklets - 48 pages in total, risograph printed, wrapped in an information sheet, 2023
A companion piece to an artwork especially produced to be part of the yearlong experimental exhibition (𝒃𝒆)𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 at House of Foundation. The artwork, a photographic installation, is equal parts therapeutic exercise and creative challenge; a reckoning with deep-seated traumas in the form of an artwork that directly requires submission to those fears.
The artist publication, a "manual" consisting of three small booklets, tackle the rational and understood parts of creating art, while the artwork itself contains only the emotional and felt parts. Together they reveal a multifaceted depiction of trauma, and suggest new ways to learn and feel.
Three loose booklets are contained in a specially made folder in three colors. Please note that these will be sent out randomly.