Dessine-moi une marelle / draw me a hopscotch

Mail art project and artist’s book
Balta 2001


Fascinated by the hopscotch diagrams from my childhood in Marseille, I started this mail art project.
The question I put to myself was: ’Is there such a thing s a worldwide archetype for this kind of diagram?‘ The request to ’draw a hopscotch diagram for me‘ constituted the starting point for this project.

In all, 40 people responded. This book is a reflection of these responses, coming from the following countries: : Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, USA, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Great Britain, Russia, Tunisia en Yugoslavia. The painted marble object in the box vaguely refers to the stone children use for this game.

In the box:
- a book (80 pages, 100 copies), digital printing and offset
- a painted stone
Size of the book: 12 x 15 cm