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One-Fold Books

At its most basic, a book consists of a folio - a sheet of paper once folded.

Following a project brief by John McDowall, AMBruno presented work made in this simple essential form: a single sheet of paper or card with one fold, resulting in what might be read as either four consecutive pages or as a cover, two interior facing pages and a back cover.

Content such as image/text may, for instance, be on or materially incorporated in one or more of these pages. The books witness a fascinating diversity of responses to this formal constraint, with a wide range of conceptual, material and structural approaches.

Leeds 15th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 2012

The one-fold books were shown at the 15th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, University of Leeds (9 to 10 March 2012).

New Ashgate Gallery 2012

A selection of the one-fold-books - by Marco Calí, Claire Deniau, Jane Grisewood, Ingrid Jensen, Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Steve Perfect, and Cally Trench - was shown in At Play 2012 at the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham (curated by Cally Trench and Dr Outi Remes), 8 June- 21 July 2012.

At Play 2012 at the New Ashgate Gallery

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Publish and be damned at the ICA 2013

All the one-fold books were shown in Publish and be damned at the ICA, London (2 March 2013).

Publish and be damned at the ICA


AMBruno presented one-fold books by twenty artists:

Karen Blake, Book of folds
Book of folds tells its own story. It maps the events of its own making through notation, marks, and material, and reveals the potential for an infinite series.

Marco Calí, Romantic Novel
Opening a novel is (usually) the mechanical process of coming between two characters as they long for each other. Only when you close the book do the two come together again.

Sara Dell'Onze, All you need ...
All you need... is a book that explores the nature of the visual, its meaning and their complex dependency on each other.

Claire Deniau, Open and look at the left-hand page
A thought on the gesture/ritual of choosing, holding and reading a book.

Manya Doñaque, 48 Residents
Working at a nursing home for elderly people, sometimes a resident’s name was crossed off the list because they had died. I feel that, in a way, their memory is kept alive by the traces of their existence in my work.

Kathryn Faulkner, Object to be photographed by a pinhole camera

Judy Goldhill, Revenant
The stored negatives are variations of an art directed group of corporate businessmen, photographed in 1984. Then supermen; now with their magnitude eroded, they have faded from negative presences to waning ghosts, revenants from that age of financial exuberance.

Barbara Greene, Proof
Science depends on high level leaps of imagination and creativity. One such example is that of hypothesis and consequent demonstration of the existence of black holes.

Jane Grisewood, A fold in time
Inspired by the concept of folded time, this work focuses on the action of folding in real time during the process of making. Words placed along the centre-fold add a textual folded element.

Ingrid Jensen, Diary 2011/12
Squashed, desperate, but still alive!

Sharon Kivland, Ma Nana
It is uncertain if this is a book or a drawing, as uncertain a thing as Nana a person.

Philip Lee, Body Fold
A one-fold book showing performance artist Philip Lee’s naked body. The cover shows him bent over. Unfold the book to see more!

Heidi Locher, Let there be light
First day: Light is commanded to appear ('Let there be light!') [Gen 1:3.] The light is divided from the darkness, and they are named day and night.

Sophie Loss, Nut; Off; Fly
Notes of joy on having constraints to work against/with, or let me loose on a giant canvas stretched between cerebration and where the discus falls.

John McDowall, Reflects
On the turn of a page.

Valérie Mary, Infancy

Maureen O'Brien, Street
A one-fold book which uses the four sides to evoke a sense of the street, its composition, atmosphere and textures.

Verónica Pérez Karleson, For 30 years I have been trying to wear this

Steve Perfect, No return
A walk in the city, a walk in your hands.

Cally Trench, Start and End Paper
Marbled end-papers were often found in pre-20th century books; this one-fold book consists only of 'marbling' drawn by Cally Trench, front and back.

AMBruno: One-fold books

AMBruno: One-fold books

Off by Sophie Loss

Sophie Loss, Off (2012)
19.5 x 12cm. Open edition. Digital print.

Book of Folds by Karen Blake

Karen Blake, Book of Folds (2012)
Single leaf. Embossed print.
192mm wide x 96mm high. Card. Edition of 20.

Romantic Novel by Marco Calí

Marco Calí, Romantic Novel
Edition of 50. Giclée print. One-fold book.

Open, and look at the left-hand page by Claire Deniau

Claire Deniau
Open, and look at the left-hand page (2012)
18 x 11cm. One-fold book. Inkjet print.
Open edition.

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012

One-fold books at Leeds 2012


48 Residents by Manya Doñaque

Manya Doñaque
48 Residents (2011)
Digital Print. Edition of 20.

One Fold by Kathryn Faulkner

Kathryn Faulkner, One Fold
20 x 20cm. Edition of 5.
Paper, fishing line, fishing weights, pencil, piercing.

Street by Maureen O'Brien

Maureen O'Brien
Street (2012)
20 x 20cm. Edition of 6.

Proof by Barbara Greene

Barbara Greene, Proof (2013)
330 x 180mm. Edition of 10.
Screenprint on Somerset paper.

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

One-fold books at the New Ashgate Gallery, 2012

A Fold in Time by Jane Grisewood

Jane Grisewood, A Fold in Time (2012)
2 leaves. 15 x 11 cm. Edition of 50.
Printed on 1 sheet of heavyweight paper.

Diary by Ingrid Jensen

Ingrid Jensen, Diary (2011-12)
Series of monoprints. Ink and acrylic on paper.
Edition of 25.

Ma Nana by Sharon Kivland

Sharon Kivland, Ma Nana (2012)
Edition of 3. Pencil on Canson paper.

Body Fold by Philip Lee

Philip Lee, Body Fold (2012)
199 x 136mm. Unlimited edition. Inkjet print.

Reflects by John McDowall

John McDowall, Reflects (2012)
Open edition. 4 pages. Digital print.

No Return by Steve Perfect

Steve Perfect
No Return (2012)

Infancy by Valérie Mary

Valérie Mary, Infancy (2012)
A4. Edition of 10.

For 30 years I have been trying to wear this by Verónica Pérez Karleson

Verónica Pérez Karleson
For 30 years I have been trying to wear this (2012)
Inkjet printout. Variable size.

Start and End Paper, by Cally Trench

Cally Trench, Start and End Paper (2012)
Digital prints.

All you need ... by Sara Dell'Onze

Sara Dell'Onze, All you need ...

Let there be light by Heidi Locher

Heidi Locher, Let there be light

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

One-fold books at the ICA, 2013

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