Jaana Laakkonen: They inhabit while working
Elsewhere critical thinking and mundane life have followed separate paths, one rending the other impossible or irrelevant. Somehow, in some worlds, you can’t do one while doing the other. In Jaana Laakkonen’s book we have a record of the successful transgression of this binary prohibition developed through years of careful artistic practice and living with reading. Perhaps, while exploring this book, you also notice how the spine of the book cracks as you open it, how the paper feels in your hand. Perhaps you have wondered about the trees that makeup its matter. Perhaps you have heard about how artists work and wonder what it would mean for one to write a book?