PYRY – Artistic Book Made of Ice

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“Snow flurry” is the translation of the Finnish word “pyry”, which Marie-Luise Charlotte Weier chose as the title for her remarkable work. Indeed, one has to dress warmly when looking at her impressive photographs: frozen book pages allow the beauty of the Arctic Circle to shine through a thin layer of ice while symbolising its fragility. It takes effort to preserve this beauty – for the book, it is enough to maintain a permanent temperature of 0 degrees centigrade. Greater measures are required to protect the eternal ice. Pyry thus inspires in several respects: in terms of content, the aesthetic photographs and their message could hardly be staged more intensively or experienced more haptically; in terms of form, the special aesthetics of the risography and the technical realisation of the ice-covered pages are fascinating.

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