Apogee

APOGEE-

a Compilation of Solitude, Ecology and Recreation

edited by nüans

(368 pages / 270 pictures / cover with Indian handmade paper / published by Revolver, November 2011)

"The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck." (Paul Virilio)

APOGEE is the place in the universe that is the most distant to the earth and is a mathematical quantity and allegory for absolute seclusion. In March 2010, nüans was located in three different time zones. Thus the search of ideas and material for a book project started. Further relocations followed and with each city we hit upon further ideas, people and contributions. Within the following year we presented at different locations a preview of the book, which was still growing even in the final stages of completion. Gradually, an expansive archipelago has developed. Finally APOGEE gathers contributions of 80 artists and authors dealing with the topics of isolation, islands and fluctuation.

with contributions by:
Aaron Garber-Maikovska & Gabriel Vincent Griffith (Los Angeles), Agan Harahap (Jakarta), Alpcologne (Riccio, Mitch Hoehler, Ebasa Pallada, Norbert Schmeißer) (Cologne), Alexander Wissel (Düsseldorf), Alexandra Wolff (Düsseldorf), Allora & Calzadilla (San Juan), Ana Barrado (Key Largo), Anina Brisolla (Berlin), Anna Heidenhain (nüans), ARCU (Katharina Ritter & Jan Engels) (Saarbrücken), Ashok Sukumaran (Mumbai), Aslı Çavuşoğlu (Istanbul), Borga Kantürk (Izmir), CAMP (Ashok Sukumaran, Iyesha Geeth, Abbas Sanjay Bhangar, Shaina Anand, Zinnia Ambapardiwala) (Mumbai), Can Altay (Istanbul), Cevdet Erek (Istanbul), Christo and Jeanne-Claude (New York), Christopher Richmond (Los Angeles), Christoph Westermeier (Düsseldorf / Amsterdam), Dan Graham (New York), Daniel Devlin (London), David Rieff (New York),  Dolly Freed (Texas), E.C. Large (1902–76), Edwin Stolk (Amsterdam), Elke Kania (Cologne), Elmar Hermann (nüans), Felicitas Rohden (Düsseldorf), Glen Rubsamen (Rome), Gökçe Suvari (Istanbul), Gregory Mohr (Mainz), Gudrun Benonysdottir (Reyklavik), Guy Ben Ner (Tel Aviv), Hank Schmidt in der Beek (Berlin), Hannes Böhringer (Berlin), Harald Uhr (Cologne), Hüseyin Karakaya (Düsseldorf), Ian Cooper (New York), Jacopo Miliani (Milano), Jakob Kolding (Berlin), Jerry Goralnick (New York), Jessica Gispert  (New York),  Johannes-Paul Raether (Berlin), Judith Schalansky (Berlin), Klara Adam (Berlin), Knut Klaßen (Hamburg), Kristina Kramer (Istanbul), Lawrence Weiner (New York / Amsterdam), Leonora Bisagno (Luxembourg), Lin May (Berlin), Louise Lawler (New York), Lucy Harvey (Düsseldorf), Maiko Sugano (Tokyo), Maki Umehara (nüans), Manuel Graf (Düsseldorf), Marcus Herse (Los Angeles), Mark von Schlegell (Cologne), Martina Klein (Düsseldorf), Massimo Ricciardo (Sicily), Matthew Licht (Florence), Matthias Lahme (Düsseldorf), Michael H. Shamberg (New York), Michael Tomasello (Lepzig), Mladen Stilinović (Zagreb), Nancy Popp (Los Angeles), nüans (Anna Heidenhain, Elmar Hermann, Maki Umehara), Paolo Masi (Florence), Paul Thek (1933-1988), Peter Maass & Michael Kamber (New York), P. Hoegen & C. Stikker (Amsterdam), Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) (Delhi), Rebecca Weeks (Penzance), Riccardo Ruberti (Livorno), Rick Barnocky (Düsseldorf), Rita McBride (Düsseldorf / New York), Robert Kraiss (Cologne), Shigeru Takato (Cologne), Shruti Mahajan (Mumbai), Thomas Kilpper (Berlin), Toshinao Yoshioka (Nagoya), Tue Greenfort (Berlin), Tunç Ali Çam (Istanbul), V.Vale (San Francisco), Walter Wehner (Essen), Wjm Kok (Amsterdam)