Paul Hendrikse: The Particular Unity of Same and Other
The Particular Unity of Same and Other is a body of work by Paul Hendrikse, which proceeds from travel Hendrikse made to Indonesia. Through image and text, he reflects upon the image of the stranger that proceeds or that remains after the stranger has left. The position of the stranger is a crucial one, allowing a critical distances and uninhibited nearness at the same time. He relates the stranger's disappearance to the historical colonization of Indonesia by the Netherlands.
The book contains the text The Stranger by Georg Simmel, which has been translated into Bahasa, and is partly set in a typeface designed through collaboration with Studio Katje Gretzinger. The book was printed in Indonesia, in blue and black on a Cetak Toko, an offset printing machine with a single-color drum, frequently used in Indonesia.
Bilingual in English and Indonesian. Edition of 800.
Published by Motto Books, 2015, softcover with sewn binding, 105 pages, 5.25 x 4.25 inches.