Adelene Koh is one of the winners of the first Open•Set Competition; she also received a Highly Commended Certificate of the Designer Bookbinders’ Bookbinding Competition for two years in a row in 2014 & 2015.
She is also the person behind the dddots bookbinding studio, that is what seems to be the only bespoke bookbinding workshop in Singapore.
I love the sound production of the video. All these small noises that are so dear to any bookbinder are represented here. Creaking of a bookbinder’s press; murmur, cracking, and hissing of paper being processed by an artisan and so much more!
The video was produced by National Library Board Singapore for their CANVAS/S project that features different art forms in a series of events.
As a bonus, here is another video with Adelene, made two years ago: