Roni Horn: You Are the Weather (1997)

Video (4:38): a quick leaf through the art book ‘Roni Horn: You Are the Weather’. Conceptual artist Roni Horn works in many forms and media but has been making artists’ books for 25 years. The title refers to the fact that the changing light reflected off her Icelandic subject reveals her subject’s moods and personality. Video by Philip Zimmermann.

Roni Horn: You Are the Weather
ISBN: 3931141454
Publisher: Scalo Publishers, 1997
Hardcover : 128 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.1 x 11.1 x 0.6 inches

The book documents Roni Horn installation, shown at Mathew Marks in NYC in 1996, with 100 photographs printed actual size and full page. You Are The Weather (1994-1996) is Horn’s first photographic installation. It is a photographic cycle featuring 100 close-up shots of the same woman, Margret, in a variety of Icelandic geothermal pools. The publisher writes, ‘You are the Weather is an extraordinarily beautiful artist’s book, as minimal as it is complex. It confronts you with the mysterious surface of one woman’s face. The book is an intimate and erotic work of art, without ever being sexual or explicit at all.’

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