A Plastic Tool
META/BOOKS
sold out

special édition with spray paint


 

 



A Plastic Tool
printed édition




m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m

m





A Plastic Tool is the new photobook by Maya Rochat.The book questions the value of the contemporary image, using strategies of détournement and deconstruction to form complex visual ensemble, based on her photographic photographs. Interweaving these images with the print techniques, she creates multi-fold narratives.

The book is printed making use of various print technologies – Offset, stencil print and silkscreen – that overlaps on the page, producing a unique materiality. Conceived in layers, the works evolve in the expandedfields of photography, collage and painting, blurring the borders between analogic, manual and digital. It invites
the spectator into an organic universe, exploring emotional and conceptual readings.

For their third editorial project together, Maya Rochat and Delphine Bedel are exploring further the haptic
relation between print and photography, in a cutting-edge publishing experiment.

---

Maya Rochat
A Plastic Tool
Hardcover, 21 x 27 cm
Portrait, 104 pages
Artworks & Design: Maya Rochat
Editor: Delphine Bedel
Typography: Niels Wehrspann
Printed by Ditto Press

With the support of :
Pro Helvetia,
Etat deVaud,
City of Lausanne,
Air BerlinAlexanderplatz
and
Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva.

250 ex, signed and numbered
ISBN 978-90-821182-1-6

TO ORDER THE BOOK : 80 chf / 75 euro / 55 pounds
In Switzerland : mayarochat@gmail.com
In Europe : metabookslab@gmail.com
tictail.com/s/metabooks

Maya thanks
Emile Barret, U5, Guillaume Dénervaud for sharing their images.
More thanks to Cornelia Kauhs, Susanne Kriemann, Aleksander Komorov & Ilka Tödt, Ditto Press printer crew - Ben - Jess - Sam - Esther - Henri, Lucas Accinelli, Pablo Balmer, Jérôme Schaeffer and all people who made this book possible

m