Hello Everybody! gets its title from a text piece by Jytte Høy. The book presents Høy’s latest works from 2010 onward. During this time literature has played an increasingly prominent role in her sculpturally founded production. Høy’s sculptural approach to language is matched by her linguistic approach to sculpture and the artists’ solidly sensual relationship with language and the book format is expressed through different types of paper and printing techniques. Colour inserts contribute an extra dimension.
8 text pieces from the series Words Found More Added have been separately printed and featured in the book as individual works: one page of the book, for each work.
Høy works with connections in the world as well as in language. Her works often display a long aesthetic genealogy, in which an object or concept gives birth to the next. This book emphasizes Høy’s working methods by juxtaposing new sculptural works with older “reference”-works: Conceptual flashbacks to provide the viewer with a broader context for individual works and an insight into the artists’ thought processes. The text pieces and the accompanying documentation of sculptural works and relevant exhibition contexts are supplemented by a text by Lotte Møller, investigating the special relationship between words and objects in Høy’s oeuvre for the first time.
The book has been published on the occasion of Jytte Høy’s residency at ISCP in New York with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation.