Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Kayfa ta, 2017
Package Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.1 x 0.4 cm
SSS: How to Imitate the Sound of the Shore Using Two Hands and a Carpet is, at first glance, exactly what it claims to be: an in-depth manual for staging a private (or public) performance, in which one uses both hands and a carpet to imitate the sounds of water making contact with land. The palm-sized book by Istanbul-based artist Cevdet Erek (b. 1974) includes diagrams and photographs that illustrate possible methods for producing this effect, while also addressing theoretical and methodological issues related to the representation of nature. SSS is the second book in the Kayfa Ta series. Each book in the series is a monographic essay commissioned in the style of how-to manuals that situate themselves in the space between the technical and the reflective, the everyday and the speculative, the instructional and the intuitive, and the factual and the fictional.