Our good friends at Really Simple Syndicate Press will be representing our publishing house at their booth at the CHART Art Book Fair in Denmark from August 26th until August 29th! A selection of our publications will be for sale. On the first day of the fair there will be a book signing by Rune Peitersen for his new publication RAABJERG, published by Jap Sam Books and beautifully designed by Edwin van Gelder (Mainstudio)
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RAABJERG takes outset in the changing landscape of northern Jutland (DK). The landscape changed due to climatological changes and human resource extraction, and the following attempts at ‘restoring’ and ‘reestablishing’ a ‘natural’ landscape.
The narrative pivot point is the violent sand drift in the 16th-19th centuries; how it manifested itself and completely transformed the once fertile landscape into a barren wasteland. Different governments – from kings to elected parliaments – enacted laws tried to reverse it. After 200 years, they ‘succeeded’ in re-transforming the landscape back to a controlled state, especially suited for tourism.
However, today, the dune landscapes are considered ‘natural’, and conservation efforts are now directed at preserving these. Obviously, any landscape is in a state of constant transition, and these efforts then beg the question: How do you preserve transition?