The carpenter of your neighbourhood Ilke Gers

Published by DOLCE. Athens, 2020, 108 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 21.2 cm, English

Price: €14

The carpenter of your neighbourhood is an attempt to draw a socio-psychological portrait of Nea Ionia, a district in north-western Athens.

Extending her research into improvised communication practices within local contexts, Ilke Gers collected makeshift paper flyers and notices in the area and called the numbers provided in the collected material, requiring additional information in English. The resulting encounters ranged from abrupt hang ups to longer talks, testing the limits and potential of this interactive exercise.

This artist book compiles the translated street notices, together with the transcripts of the resulting phone discussions between the artist and anonymous respondents to the respective listed phone numbers.

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Postscript (invite card) Ilke Gers

Published by LLS Paleis, Antwerp, 2020, card (b/w ill.), 14.7 × 10.3 cm, English

Price: €3

Produced on the occasion of Ilke Gers’ exhibition Postscript at LLS Paleis, Antwerp, 16 – 23 February, 2020.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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Move Along Ilke Gers

Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 128 pages (duotone ill.), softcover, 12.5 × 20 cm, English

Price: €17

Move Along is an instruction manual for open ended games, actions and interventions to untrain the body and recondition space. The manual outlines simple instructions for twelve activities that doesn’t usually require special skills or equipment.

Written and designed by Dutch designer Ilke Gers.

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CHARLOIS IS CHARLOIS Rieneke Minderman-Grobben

Published by Action Publishing Collective, Rotterdam, 2018, 9.5 × 14.7 cm, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), English

Price: €10

CHARLOIS IS CHARLOIS is the first English translation of poems by Rieneke Minderman-Grobben (Rotterdam, 1944-2018) published on the occasion of Charlois Speciaal by Action Publishing Collective, Rotterdam. Edited by Quenton Miller & Ilke Gers. Translation by Johanna Monk. Designed by Ilke Gers

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