Lucien Rod
Zwischenlager für Wiederholungsfiguren

With 14 lithographs, 12 serigraphs and 12 hand-tinted embossed prints by Lucien Rod and a text by Peter Anliker. On white mould made copperplate card, rough, 150 g/m², text in Helvetica 14 pt, medium and bold, hand-set, German/Spanish. Translation: Veronica Haene-Bärtschi, hand-bound, 42 x 31.5 cm, 84 pages, cover printed with lithograph, embossed spine.
Printed in the artist's workshop and in the "Druckatelier am Buch­druckerweg" in Bern by Lucien Rod and Ernst Schär. The hand-made bindings were produced in the Atelier Michael Rothe für Grafik- und Schrift­gut­restaurierung, Bern.
Print run of 25 numbered copies. Five additional artist's copies not intended for sale carry the numbers EA I-V.
An edition with 8 heliogravures was produced in connection with the artist's book.
Other publications on Lucien Rod in Verlag Rothe Drucke: Selected works 1974 – 2004

Lucien Rod's figures are recurring figures which he keeps bringing out of the interim store, where they are to be found together with their stories. The repetition is applied for so long that it repeats itself. Repetition ensures that the figures are not forgotten. But ultimately it is the only thing that makes true forgetting possible. It is not until we have internalised something through repetition that we can relinquish it without missing it. The text by Peter Anliker borrows from the "ABC of witchcraft" in Goethe's "Faust". Repetition duplicates, multiplies: "From one make ten and ten is none." Returning and disappearing is the subject of the pictures and the text. The two recurring figures have been given two striking names, recurring names: Pat and Patachon. That makes them tangible. They have an identity. Consequently we can let them go.

Peter Anliker