Substitut, space for contemporary art from Switzerland in Berlin, had its 6th anniversary. In this context, from March 20th to March 23rd, 2013, onlab conceived, developed, designed and produced a publication.
By displaying the whole process of the production within the frame of an art exhibition, we focus on the performative aspects of editing and printing a book and at the same time propose a reflection on the actual state of independent publishing.
The publication was printed on demand at Substitut in the frame of the exhibition “Es liegt was in der Luft” (March 8th to April 19th 2013). The design and printing process could be followed.
The book is not a retrospective but a continuation of the idea of Substitut, a statement to the current situation of an independent art space within the art system and the city of Berlin.