Marie Kølbæk Iversen (b.1981) is an artistic research fellow at the Academy of Fine Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University since October 2017.
The artists’ book IO/I unfolds Marie Kølbæk Iversen’s long-term investigation of the lunar entity Io through the Io/I-project (2015–). Intersecting Kølbæk Iversen’s artistic imagery with the essay Untitled (moon with many eyes) by Yann Chateigné, the translational poem Jeg kigger på IO / Io sto guardando IO / I’m looking at myself by Ida Marie Hede and Kølbæk Iversen’s own text Moonologue, the publication performs the associative dynamics underlying and constituting the project through the mistranslation of the word ‘Io’.
The book was Riso printed and handbound at the Publishing Workshop at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts by Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Louise Hold Sidenius. It was published and exhibitioned at the exhibition Press Print at Overgaden (April, 2019).
Text: Yann Chateigné, Ida Marie Hede and Marie Kølbæk Iversen
Graphic design: Louise Hold Sidenius