Leon Filter
Published by Edition Malade, Arnhem, 2021, 100 pages, 13 × 19 cm, English
Price: €9.50

Leon Filter’s artist book MUMMYTHEDADDY is a collection of personal anecdotes, and written images that explore paternal relationships, inherited memories and experiences with familiar roles. Through stories of military service, dementia, and monsters, the author reflects on the complexities of family histories. By examining how we remember and forget, MUMMYTHEDADDY emphasizes the contributions of narratives in shaping our understanding of how intergenerational dynamics form, and proposes to reshape roles within dependency relationships. With afterwords by Valentina Curandi.

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Leon Filter
Published by August Verlag, Berlin, 2014, 134 pages (b/w ill.), 10 × 16 cm, German
Price: €9

Biegen is an artist book in which the author researches the centuries-old cultural technique of „Bäume-biegen“ (Tree bending), which was used as a material education in shipbuilding and agriculture for the  production of tools and complex components. Researching European forests, archives and libraries produced a collection of sketches, photographs, notes, historical illustrations and drawings presented here in the form of a journal.

With an essay by Helmut Draxler. In cooperation with the Merz Akademie.

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