21 × 30 cm, 40 p, ills b&w, stapled
edition of 300
Idiosyncratic Machine is a shape-generating drawing method developed by Kristof Van Gestel in the context of his visual artistic practice. The space in between everyday objects become the basis from which unexpected abstract shapes are systematically derived. The artist then uses these abstract shapes in the creation of networks. Tis is how this publication Idiosyncratic Copy Machine was conceived. In collaboration with Niek Pladet, a new procedure was developed that applies the logic of the Idiosyncratic Machine in the graphic realm. Two shapes were placed on the plate glass of a photocopier, copied and cut out. The resulting remainder then became the original for a new copy, again yielding a reminder to be worked with. These steps were repeated 30 times. This publication is the documentation of that process.
Kristof Van Gestel (°1976, Belgium) is a participative visual artist. Since 1999 he makes artworks and projects that focus on questioning and finding a place for art and creativity in the daily world.