Yael Davids

Dying is a solo

This book is a collection of documentation – photos, scripts, sketches etc. – of installations and performances by the Israeli artist Yael Davids over a period of five years. The extremely simple method of binding – stapled, with the rear flap folded back round the stapled spine to become the front cover – is amazingly effective: it gives the book stiffness, bulks up the spine for added effect and conceals the staples all in one fell swoop. Inside we find the equally effective signature of Mevis & Van Deursen: enormous sensitiveness to image proportions and sequences, restrained and subtle use of colour and monochrome, thoughtful choices such as splitting a photo spread into two separate halves in order to keep the image away from the deep fold that is the consequence of the chosen method of binding. High-gloss coated paper is interspersed with an uncoated sort to insert a distinction and hierarchy between the successive projects. Minimal means, maximum effect.

Edition: 2018
Release date: January 2018
Language: English
Final editor: Eva Wilson
Photographer: Nick Ash, Yael Davids, Tabea Feuerstein, Eva Flury, Julia Gaisbacher, Scott Groller, Serge Hasenböhler, Stathis Mamalakis, Émile Ouroumov, Dirk Pauwels, Cis Van Nijverseel, Ouidade Soussi-Chiadmi
Artist: Yael Davids
Publisher / commissioner: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Available through: Webshop
Designer: Mevis & Van Deursen (Amsterdam)
Printer: Drukkerij Tienkamp (Henk Tienkamp), Groningen
Binder: Boekbinderij F. Erenstein, Groningen
Producer: Lotte Schröder
Dimensions: 230 x 300 x 9
Amount of pages: 156
Number of copies: 1,000
Retail price in euros: € 24
ISBN: 978 94 92811 09 7
Font and foundry: Univers (Linotype), Courier (Adobe), Pitch (Berthold)
Binding style: Stapled book block
Paper interior: 100gsm Acroprint Milk, 115gsm Symbol Tatami 1.3 White, 80gsm UPM Soll Gloss, Fedrigoni, Fedrigoni, Igepa
Cover material: 300gsm BIO TOP 3®, Igepa