Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler, installation view Set de table, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott



The project 24 pages is a fanzine, edited by artist Manuel Burgener. For issue #27, Nick Oberthaler (Vienna) and Pierre-Olivier Arnaud (Lyon) collaborated to exchange and assemble visual elements, composing motifs on a patterned layer. Deriving its idea from placemats, typical for French restaurants, usually mono-coloured, sometimes ornamented and printed on cheap paper. A set de table serves to protect the table from getting smudged and is thrown away after use. By using this format it transforms 24 pages, a form of printed matter, into a situation: Set de table is a fanzine, a set of posters and a set of placemats for the evening.


Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler, installation view Set de table, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler, installation view Set de table, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler, installation view Set de table, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler, installation view Set de table, VIS, Hamburg, 2018. Photo: Fred Dott


Set de table, 2018 © Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler