by Klaus Pichler
Photographs: Klaus Pichler
Text: Josef Haslinger
Price: 48 €
Comments: Hardcover wrapped with 2mm textile and flocked ‘Dust’ logo, handmade, 30x30cm (open: 30x60cm), 102 pages (4 pages transparent paper, 98 pages uncoated paper), 45 images. Including a folded poster, 50x70cm, printed on uncoated paper. First edition, 2015. Limited to 450 hand numbered and signed copies. Collector’s Edition comes with the book in a black box plus print in 30 x 30 cm (3 different motifs to choose) and a vacuum cleaner bag. Edition of 20 copies. Price edition 1- 5 is Euro 165,-, for 6-10 Euro 180,-, for edition 11-15 Euro 220,- and for 16-20 Euro 330,-.
„The thing is, we are controlled by a compulsion to get rid of dust. Dust, we believe, does not agree with us, because it conceals everything we create. Dust is the devil’s trap, revealed only once it has caught its prey. Haven’t we been forever treading all evil into the dust? Was the snake not cursed to grovel in the dust?
Klaus Pichler’s photographs have shaken off the demons. They urge us to look more closely next time we sweep dust and grime onto a pan. We always used to call it dirt, blind to this whole universe. Only now do we realize how privileged dust mites actually are. They live in palaces of amazing beauty and it has never once crossed their minds to vanish into a cloud of dust.“
Josef Haslinger, 2014