Incertain Sens

Incertain Sens editions publish artists' books with the aim of supporting the presence of the artist's book, as a real alternative medium, in the publishing and artistic culture, and to stimulate the research in aesthetics, literature and history of artists' books.
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Elsa Werth - Forsythia, Lilac and Geranium
2022
French edition
A book-exhibition that brings together the practice of three artists from the contemporary publishing scene around the figure of Mary Ellen Solt (1920-2007), an American artist whose works of concrete poetry enter into graphic and conceptual resonance with the three artists' own publications.
Pierre Escot - PIOTR
2021
French edition
Written in one night, at the age of 21 by Pierre Escot, Piotr is the possible inner monologue of an actor, struggling with the omnipresence of his character, alternately heroic or cruel. A fight with himself, with his double, both inspiring and paralyzing. A text that Denis Lavant created in a reading at the Théâtre Ouvert in 1989 and who signs the afterword here.
 Ludovic Chemarin© - Kentia
2020
French edition
Between an artist's book, an essay and a catalogue, this publication explores the notion of “installation” in the appropriation strategy developed by the now fictional artist Ludovic Chemarin©, through the conceptual figure of the Kentia palm.
 Lefevre Jean Claude - LJC Notations 1977-2007
2019
French edition
An extensive investigation on art conducted for thirty years by an artist for whom the archives constitute an artistic material in its own right.
Denis Briand - Géographe inscrit
2018
French edition
This artist's book presents a collection of parking tickets from a private hospital in which the artist was admitted. The tickets are colored with the help of a color chart created from photographs of morning skies and of flowers his sister brought him.
Éric Watier - Tout l\'inventaire des destructions
2018
French edition
Nearly 20 years after the publication of his first inventory, Éric Watier has collected 100 new examples of artworks deliberately destroyed by their creators. This new edition combines 200 destruction cases in one volume.
Jérôme Dupeyrat - Entretiens - Perspectives contemporaines sur les publications d\'artistes
2018
French edition
Contemporary perspectives on artists' publications twenty-three interviews with twenty-five artists who make publishing an artistic practice).
 Bureau d\'investigation photographique - Kyrielle
2017
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This leporello is the result of a collective photographic stream of consciousness based on a project lead by the Bureau d'investigation photographique: In random order, each member of the group opts for an image to which the following member answers by association and according to his own subjectivity.
Philippe Cazal - Retour en avant
2017
French edition
Eight slogans from the May 68 events in France, in duplex printing (artist's book).
Stéphane Le Mercier - Quatre motifs pour coudières et genouillères
2017
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A series of four geometrical and minimalist patterns drawn in red, blue, and black, inspired by a cognitive ability test, a quote from Guy Debord and the publications of Fluxus artist Emmett Williams. This artist's book is printed on light paper sheets so the patterns can be traced and used as a decoration for elbow pads and knee pads.
Sans niveau ni mètre - Collection – 10 ans du Journal du Cabinet du livre d\'artiste – 2007-2017 (coffret)
2017
French edition
10th anniversary box set gathering the complete collection of Sans niveau ni mètre (43 issues), the newspaper dedicated to the exhibitions showcased at Le Cabinet du livre d'artiste, a French-based space dedicated to artist's books since 2007.
Philippe Cazal - Semaine fermée
2016
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Reprint of the multiple produced by Philippe Cazal in 1972.
Cédric Mazet Zaccardelli - Livre blanc - Propédeutique
2016
French edition
Artist's book (photographs and texts).
Leszek Brogowski - Editer l\'art - Le livre d\'artiste et l\'histoire du livre
2016
French edition
Artist's books and book history (new edition).
Bernard Villers - Les Éditions du Nouveau Remorqueur - Catalogue raisonné
2016
French edition
The catalogue raisonné of the artist's books published by Bernard Villers's publishing house Le Nouveau Remorqueur (2003-2015).
Ben Kinmont - Open by Chance & Appointment
2016
English edition
An historical account of Ben Kinmont's bookstore, from the structure's origin, the events and publications it has generated. Kinmont also demonstrates how this activity has contributed to his independence as an artist vis-à-vis the commercial art circuit.
Anne Heyvaert - Plis Page
2015
no text
Artist's book.
E Il Topo
2015
texts in English and French
Artist's magazine.
Marie Boivent - La revue d\'artiste - Enjeux et spécificités d\'une pratique artistique
2015
French edition
An analysis of the implications, challenges and specificities of the artist's magazines, as an artistic practice.
Bernard Villers - Left Right
2015
no text
Artist's edition (two-fold brochure).
Bernard Peschet - Carnet n° 5 [05.01.08 - 02.06.09]
2014
no text
Artist's book (sketchbook).
Maurizio Nannucci - Bag Book Back
2014
English edition
Maurizio Nannucci documents, in the form of an artist's book, a collective action with his family and friends around the world, from Athens to Sydney through Beijing, that literally puts the art in question to better assert its omnipresence while providing a wide range of social interaction.
Dieter Roth - Die Kakausener Gemeine - Sonntagsbeigabe der Zeitung für Kakausen und Umgebung
2014
Reprint of Dieter Roth's artist's book published in 1968 in Stuttgart by Hansjörg Mayer.
Le livre d\'artiste : quels projets pour l\'art ?
2014
French edition
The social dimensions of artist's books.
Stéphane Le Mercier - Ulisses
2013
French edition
Artist's book based on James Joyce's Ulysses.
Matthieu Saladin - Opinions
2013
French edition
Artist's book.
Herman de Vries - Infinity in finity
2013
Artist's book (infinity in finity, endlessly repeated).
Pascal Le Coq - Hyperobjets d\'art
2012
French edition
Artist's book.
 Guillaume de Lorris / Bruno Di Rosa - Le Roman de la Rose
2012
French edition
The continuation and end of Guillaume de Lorris's Romance of the Rose, written in 1216 but unfinished, by artist and writer Bruno Di Rosa.
 Letaris - Opération Paris ville décente
2012
12 postcards of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, decorated with cut out and pasted panties patterns.
Éric Watier - L\'inventaire des destructions
2012
French edition
An inventory of gestures of artists who deliberately destroyed their own works.
Tract\'eurs
2012
French edition
Leaflets by artists.
Jeanne Gailhoustet -
2011
no text
Artist's book (six photographs printed in color & gold offset).
Denis Briand - Le Plan Particulier d\'Intervention - « P.P.I. »
2011
French edition
Artist's book based on an information brochure from the 1960s on security measures for a nuclear power plant.
Denis Briand - V.L.D.D.P.* - *Vive la dictariat du prolétature
2010
French edition
Artist's book (leporello).
Peter Downsbrough - NOW
2010
English edition
Artist's book.
Bernard Villers - La carte de Tendre
2009
A topographic and allegorical representation of love (unfolding artist's book).
Jessica Stockholder - Coating
2009
no text
Catalogue.
 Anne & Patrick Poirier - Exotica - Petit guide (+ CD)
2008
French edition
The tour guide of a miniature city in ruins (artists' book).
Robert Barry - Autobiography
2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
An impersonal autobiography (artist's book).
Yann Toma - Faut-il abolir Ouest-Lumière ? - Trois entretiens avec Yann Toma, Artiste, Président et Citoyen
2005
French edition
Three interviews with the President for life of the Ouest-Lumière Company.
Jean Le Gac - Dans le vingtième arrondissement - Le Musée Jean Le Gac
2004
French edition
Inside the artist's apartment and studio.
 Anne & Patrick Poirier - Dangerzone (+ DVD)
2004
French edition
Artist's book / DVD.
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