The Book To Come


The Book to Come is a project developed by Bulegoa z/b in collaboration with book designer Filiep Tacq between 2015 and 2017. It is based on five books by Marcel Broodthaers, which the artist conceived as autonomous artworks, and aims to explore the book as a living entity. A book is made up of printed sheets of paper bound into a volume, and is a stable object, not inert matter; something living, a place for producing lived experience. It holds spaces, times and movements waiting to be activated.

The five books the project takes as its starting point are: Pense-Bête (1963–1964), Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hazard (1969), MTL (1970–1972), Un voyage on mer du nord (1973) L’Angelus de Daumier (1975). Each of these touch on aspects of books, such as how they relate to other art forms (sculpture, poetry, exhibitions, film, painting) or the production processes involved in making them (technical, material, institutional, negotiation with others).