When I was working ob a spatial essay Amateur about the spy Rudolph Abel I knew there would be a book on occasion of an exhibition. This gave me the opportunity to differ between space and book. Which would be the Shake for which content. The book starts with a visual essay on Abel in mass medias such as magazines or movies. I asked Louise Bernikow to write a text why she as a young woman came to the decision to make her first book in 1970 a biography on Abel. In The Emperor of Ice Cream she tells us about this. Ulrike Boskamp wrote a text about when artist were mistaken as spies for drawing in the open. René Zechlin contributed a test about my research based work.
The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Amateur und Überflieger at the Kunstverein Hannover 2013.