‘The Book encounters the E-Book // An aesthetic form with reflected content.’
“Mirroring each other in the same size and color, two books lay next to each other, an analogue book and an e-book. Both objects create, in the hands of the user, two completely different sensations. Plastic, E ink and control buttons faces canvas, ink and paper.
Both objects contain an inner monologue of their external form. In one, an English translation of Umberto Eco’s short story ”The Inner Monologue of an E-Book” and in the other, an homage to it, “The Inner Monologue of a Book” by Rahel Zoller.
These short stories are the reflections of two self-understanding books, both looking back at the great triumphs of bound paper and text over the centuries and questioning the survival of the book in contemporary society.”