Athens, Greece

Artistic Directors: A - DASH, Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser, Andreas Brunner
Designed & crafted by: Typical Organization, Evangelia Biza & Dolce Publication
TP Times New Solar a typography by Typical Organization
Bookbinding by Evangelia Biza
The Key printed by Dolce Publication 
Photos of the book by Typical Organization 

Material: Spazio Lampo, Valentina Pini, Laurent Kropf, Esther Kempf, Alfio Mazzei, Prras!, Myrto Katsimicha, Tamara Ibarra, Talc Design Studio, As38f, George Ramantanis, The Athens Zine Bibliotheque, Panayiota Theofilatou, Tassos Papaioannou, Adventice Editions, Jennifer Niederhauser, Claudia Ndebele, Rahel Oberhummer, Alix Janta-Polczynski, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze, Eloise Fornieles, HD Kepler, Charlotte Nieuwenhuys, Odysseas Simos, Typical Organization, Print & Friends, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson, Kypseli Print Studio, Eleanor Lines, Hocus Bogus Publishing, Dennis Muñoz Espadiña, Desired Landscapes, Natassa Pappa, Chloë van Diepen, Threesome Ceramics, Viki Topalidou, Biza Book Binding, Evangelia Biza, Zoetrope, Alexandra Saliba, Yorgos Yatromanolakis and Yannis Stournas

Motherbook: Unique
Key / Offspring edition: 500

workshop 5 - 15 September 2019.

Time Takes Time was a momentum around paper & words with a focus on the processes, materiality, touch and smell of prints, letters, inks and stained fingers. Time Takes Time connected Greek and international artists and designers for a moment of co-creation within various workshops and print studios around the city of Athens. It took place within strong local-global interconnections and sought to weave between them a relationship and a possibility for tuning-in. Time Takes Time operated as a creolization of points of views, techniques, skills, and imaginaries, not to be seen as distinct entities. It merged layers of technologies from print ambrotypes, fax machine thermal ribbon, up to 3d printing and algorithm data poetry. Time Takes Time aimed to combine diverse intimate feelings and subjective relations to the city of Athens through the lens of printed matter as to let waves of resonance emerge between alternative but complementary processes of work.Time Takes Time organised city walks through its interconnected workshops and spaces as to allow the various processes to be experienced by the public. Each walk was max 4 hours.

Project created by A - DASH, Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser, Andreas Brunner


Experimental dyes, Cuttlefishes and bones capillarity. Writing new titles for an unfinished novel. Exploring water pipes - invisible connection between the people of a city. Coral’s images, fax machine, thermal ribbon.

Spazio Lampo
Valentina Pini
Laurent Kropf
Esther Kempf
Alfio Mazzei

Risograph printing and publication house.

DOLCE Publication

Visibility to female art workers through the art of letter writing.

Myrto Katsimicha & Tamara Ibarra

Bending time and bringing new life through spatial printing.

Talc Design Studio

-Έπαιξα κάποτε
στο δαυτικό σκαλουμπισμό χέρι της γυναίκας

Poetry machine made by George Ramantanis
Photos: Athens Art Book Fair. 2019.

Self-published art zines, maintenance and extension of The Athens Zine Bibliotheque.

Athens Zine Bibliotheque
Panayiota Theofilatou & Tassos Papaioannou

Translating sounds as a code onto printed matter.

Adventice Editions
Jennifer Niederhauser
Claudia Ndebele
Rahel Oberhummer

Finding another way to decipher our human experiences using the elements of western astrology.

Alix Janta-Polczynski
Madeleine Botet De Lacaze
Eloise Fornieles

Transcription from printed matter into performative scores, body memory, imprint.

HD Kepler

Poetry describing visual matter, visual matter describing poetry.

Charlotte Nieuwenhuys & Odysseas Simos  

Self-publishing books, founder of Volumes Art Book Fair, Zurich.

Volumes Zurich
Anne-Laure Franchette
Photo from The Athens Art Book Fair. 2019.

Overviewing and editing of the publication of Time Takes Time.

Typical Organization

Creating choreographic work about the process of printing.

Print & Friends
Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson & Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson

Silkscreen printing, research into ornamental patterns and crossing lines.

Kypseli Print Studio
Eleanor Lines

Performing empiric experiments of Camus allegorical metaphysics.

Hocus Bogus Publishing
Dennis Muñoz Espadiña

Using the city as a source or as a medium, in order to create narratives and experiences through graphic design.

Desired Landscapes
Natassa Pappa

Creating a reciprocal space that is intersubjective and built from our senses.

Chloë van Diepen

Canvas of clay, print of bodies.

Threesome Ceramics
Viki Topalidou

Designer, bookbinder, paper and book conservator.

Biza Book Binding
Evangelia Biza 

Zoetrope focuses on photography, film and artist books.

Alexandra Saliba & Yorgos Yatromanolakis

Wet plate collodion, large format camera, prints ambrotypes.

Yannis Stournas