Open My Your Wound
By Karen Baldner
Bloomington, Indiana: Karen Baldner, 2007. Edition of 10.
2 x 2.75"; 12 pages. One sheet book. Maze structure. Digital image and text. Printed on card stock paper. With wrap-around cover and slipcase of handmade paper with hair inclusions. English text except for one quotation in German by Joseph Beuys.
The allusion is to Joseph Beuys' "Show Your Wound," a massive arrangement of hospital beds first staged in 1974 in a Munich underground passage.
Karen Baldner: "Homage to Joseph Beuys, who continues to be an inspiration for being German today."