Eavesdropping (2014)

Solo-publication, 2014

The book is published by CURA Books, Rome. It is in English, with 80 pages, 170 x 240 mm.
Colour pages.

Edited by Cecilia Canziani, the book includes texts and drawings by Cecilia Canziani, Daniela Cascella, Cevdet Erek, and Ursula Andkjaer Olsen.

Michela Tornielli di Crestvolant
was the editorial coordinator and the Graphic Design was undertaken by Andrea Baccin.

Limited edition of 500 copies.

Each book contains four different types of paper, handmade by the artist.

How can something immaterial acquire a shape and occupy space? Music and sound belong to the category of things that inspire feelings such as affection. The aesthetic information they contain is essentially untranslatable and transcends language. Over the past decade, Ursula Nistrup has worked with a range of different media with a distinct focus on sound and its relation to space in the attempt to confer upon the former a perceptible shape through the mediation of images, language and architecture.

Between the pages of the book, as if they were the supporting walls of a tale or the pauses in a composition, four different sheets of handmade paper are inserted, each with a specific composition, weight and surface, and each generating a distinctive tone, and sound when they are shaken. Together they comprise a new work, Tonepaper, which, as a musical instrument, represents the shape and space of a sound.