Louis Lüthi quotes Walt Whitman “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself.” in our Q&A today.  He was born in Bastia, France, and educated in the Netherlands at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Today he lives and works in Amsterdam where he teaches there at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. We are thrilled about his most treasured possession…

Which priorities and / or concerns do you currently face in your practice and how do you face them?  In other words – which critical questions keep bouncing back within your work / projects?

In The Midnight, Susan Howe writes: “Although a sign is understood to be consubstantial with the thing or being it represents, word and picture are essentially rivals. The transitional space between image and scripture is often a zone of contention.” I’m interested in this zone of contention.

“Doubt, Delight and Change!” – was a claim by Cedric Price (an unconventional and visionary architect best-known for buildings which never saw the light of day – but who was one of the most influential and visionary architects of the late-twentieth century). What is your claim and why?

As far as mottoes go, I prefer Walt Whitman’s “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself.”

And what we really want to know from you is: What is your most treasured possession?

Please see the photograph of the black book.

Image: Louis Lüthi
Image: Louis Lüthi
Image: Louis Lüthi