Countdown to Zero
Silver color paper-covered cardboard box, containing a book: silver color cloth-covered boards (hardcover), 24 x 17,5 x 6 cm, (160 pp.) text with b/w plates , plus a cd housed in a silver color cloth-covered cardboard holder, accompanied by an original photo of the"Entrance ticket"on the hand of Mack for the ZERO-Party at Bahnhof Rolandseck, 1966, on dibond behind plexiglas. All kept together in a silver color cloth-covered cardboard cassette.
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO presents Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, separately from each other: two human beings, one a little bit older than the other, who grew up in different surroundings, but came together at the Düsseldorf Art Academy a few years after the end of WWII. Two young artists, with questions and ideals about life. Without making conclusions, the book let's the two artists speak (Mack in a lively monologue, Piene posthumous through past conversations) about how their group ZERO came into being. From the Deluxe Edition numbered in relief 1 up to 50.
Heinz Mack & Otto Piene
Jongh, Karlyn de & Sarah Gold
Deluxe Edition of 50 copies, signed by Mack
Leiden/'s-Hertogenbosch, Globalartaffairs/Luiscius Books