Unfortunately is an edition made with the Berlin-based publisher backbonebooks.
The edition collects 45 rejection letters sent to me between 2008 and 2018. The work exposes the never-ending struggle of finding a balance between artmaking and financial survival. Through editing the sentence structure – although not the content – I attempted to make evident the particular and repetitive use of language and wording typical of rejection letters.
We thank you for your participation
In our open call that received
The selected artists are
I am sorry
To let you know
On such short notice
That we have chosen a
Different candidate for the
Archivist position in the studio
It has been a very hard decision
But we hope you will understand i am
Happy to receive your invoice for the two
Trial afternoons we wish you all the best for the
Future kind regards