Like Dust Before It Falls started with the ambition to bring five fluid, porous, bulging aluminium bodies together in a weaving factory in the Bahraini desert. The volume collects traces as part of a journey that began when overheated metal dust settled into solid forms along a series of precarious collisions. Five authors then came together to weave a disorienting fabric of fiction between image evidence of aluminium bodies, memories, digital reconstructions, geographical conditions, architectural space, materials and their relationships.
Márk Redele (HU, 1991) is an Amsterdam based practitioner that pursues projects that often originate in architecture. Their practice deals with the material cultures surrounding architectural and spatial practice. They investigate the role of material attitudes and their agency forming potential for imagining and interrogating non-dominant narratives and sensitivities. In their work, uncertainty, fragility, fluidity and porosity appear as an undoing of confidence and singularity and as a trace of intelligence other than that of the designer, the architect or the maker. They are often occupied with the notion of things already felt but not fully formed and in that spirit they regularly cite Yve Lomax’s voice that dwells on one’s throat but not yet ejected.
The book is offset printed on Chromolux paper, staple-bound with a screen-printed hardcover. It has 32 pages and measured 20×30 mm. Photographs are by Michiel De Cleene; texts by Annee Grøtte Viken and Angeliki Tzortzakaki. The book design is by Ine Meganck. In addition to the 500 standard copies, there is a limited signed edition that includes a screen-printed aluminium sheet in the centerfold.