Roni Horn: Doubt Box 9 (Ísland, To Place 9)


Steidl, 2007



Doubt Box is the ninth book in Horn’s To Place series, following Bluff Life 1990, Folds 1991, Lava 1992, Pooling Waters 1994, Verne’s Journey1995, Haraldsdóttir 1996, Arctic Circles 1998, and Becoming a Landscape2001.

“Roni Horn’s ‘To Place’ is an ongoing series of small editions, each book a unique look at the relationship between identity and location. They take as their starting point Iceland and Horn’s evolving experiences there, illustrated in watercolors, photographs, typographic drawings, and text. Doubt Box is the ninth book in the set, printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, and it comes in the form of a collection of 28 loose two-sided images printed on cards, which makes for 56 color reproductions. One face of each shows the glacial river Skaft, proverbially both changing and constant. The other shows any of a collection of possibilities–a boy, an iceberg, birds. Each card offers a hybrid, a composite, while together they suggest the universality of duality, and particularly the dual nature of identity.

Edition of 1000 copies. This copy is in perfect condition and in original cardboard packiging.


ISBN: 9783865212764

book: 26,5 x 21,3 cm, hardcover box linen containing 28 loose cards, same dimensions