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The things I’m afraid to ask for 
Robin Mientjes

The things I'm afraid to ask for, Robin Mientjes

The things I'm afraid to ask for,
Robin MientjesThe things I’m afraid to ask for
Robin Mientjes
Hverdag Books


Edition of 100
48 pages
130 x 195 mm
ISBN 9788293633211


The things I’m afraid to ask for by Robin Mientjes is the companion piece to an artwork especially produced to be part of the yearlong experimental exhibition (be)longing at House of Foundation.

The artwork, a photographic installation, is equal parts therapeutic exercise and creative challenge; a reckoning with deep-seated traumas in the form of an artwork that directly requires submission to those fears. The artist publication, a “manual” consisting of three small booklets, tackle the rational and understood parts of creating art, while the artwork itself contains only the emotional and felt parts. Together they reveal a multifaceted depiction of trauma, and suggest new ways to learn and feel. Three loose booklets are contained in a specially made folder in three colours. Please note that these will be sent out randomly.

About the Artist
Robin Mientjes (b. 1988) is a versatile Dutch designer living and working in Oslo. She specialises in type design and complex design systems, but is equally happy to write, film and edit video, teach, make furniture, and cook and bake across cuisines. Her work explores ideas of authorial intent, creative and artistic control, and the fear of asking for help.

About the Publisher
Hverdag Books is a micro press and self-publishing studio, est. 2016 by the artist Jessica Williams and located in Moss, Norway. Hverdag publishes unique and experimental editions for and about the everyday. Hverdag has an in-house publishing workshop based around a Risograph CV3230 with 8 drums (colors) and gives frequent-ish workhops in self-publishing and risograph printing.