Arjan de Nooy

99:1

99:1 is inspired by Raymond Queneau’s literary text Exercises in Style (Exercices de style, 1947). Queneau tells a trivial story in 99 different ways. In this publication a similar operation has been applied but to a single photographic negative. 99 works is the result. There was no pointed reason for choosing this particular photo rather than any other, except that it bears some resemblance to Queneau’s story: it shows a bus and two young men. They appear to be having a conversation about a button. It was taken in Paris. At the time (2007), the idea of using the image for this, or any, book had not yet emerged. In this way, it was an unexpectedly seminal recording.

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99:1
Summary

Summary

1:1

1:1

Astronomy

Astronomy

Staple Collage

Staple Collage

Joiner (After David Hockney)

Joiner (After David Hockney)

Rayograph

Rayograph

Fragile

Fragile

Permutation

Permutation

Buried (After Stephen Gill)

Buried (After Stephen Gill)

Passers-by

Passers-by

Flashman

Flashman

Lantern Tree

Lantern Tree

Ones

Ones

Stained

Stained

Oeuvre

Oeuvre

Queneau

Queneau