Early Summer The End of Summer Late Autumn
Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2014, 140 pages (colour ill.), hardcover, 28 x 21.5 cm, English
Early Summer The End of Summer Late Autumn is a monographic book presenting the cumulative result of a three-partite project by Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda. The two artists collaborated on a triptych of exhibitions that had as its starting point a series of observations and interpretations on the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Late Autumn (Samsa, Berlin, 2010), The End of Summer (dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012) and Early Summer (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2012) were intended as a single, larger project in which Ozu’s way of composing image and time was addressed and explored by the artists in an ongoing narrative that intersects all three exhibitions. This monograph, co-published with Kunsthalle Lissabon, thus not only constitutes the afterlife of their project, but also and above all, its conclusion. The book has become the only place in which the visual narrative conceived by the artists is made visible; through the book, space and time are finally aligned, thereby allowing readers to gain a more comprehensive insight into the project’s scope, which up until this point had only ever been partially understandable, as an inevitable result of the segmented nature of each individual exhibition.