ROB VAN LEIJSEN
Copy, Tweak, Paste - Methods Of Appropriation In Re-Inacted Artists' Books
Copy, Tweak, Paste comprises an essay by graphic designer Rob van Leijsen on the modes, methods, and discourses around re-enactments, appropriations, or reinterpretations of artists books. Today, artists books maintain a paradoxical existence, from the extremely rare founding books termed first edition or original to the facsimile editions that emerged to counteract the scarcity of the originals by offering new versions of noteworthy titles. In his work, Van Leijsen, who heads a studio in Geneva, focuses mainly on cultural projects, notably in the fields of publishing design and research.