For A Student at Ease among the Books I took a picture of a book that I borrowed in a Berlin library. The book is titled Building for Books and shows examples of library architecture.
The image with the caption A Student at Ease among the Books is meant to give an example for library book shelves and I was intrigued by the way it repeats my own act of going to the library, finding myself between the shelves, browsing "at ease" through the books. In a way the book is in itself the library, the container of bookshelves, books and visitors.
Additionally an offset print of the same image was published by the Triennial. The edition is both: model for and reproduction of the large scale work. It is predecessor and documentation at the same time.
I wanted to find out about the difference between the physical relationship towards the work in the exhibition space as opposed to the way one enganges with a model in an imaginary way, but other than looking at an installation view still has the freedom to take multiple viewpoints. Also I was wondering in how far printing and multiplying something proclaims a final state which seems incompatible with the notion of the model as a fundamentally incomplete version of architecture.