Haein Song

Light / Folds
Pain Memory
Marking Colour
A Brief History of...


The Fragments of Parmenides
The Botanical City
Ornamental Digressions
Hungry Bibliophiles
Interstices & Intersections
Perpetua and Felicity
In Principio
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Dickinson's Selected Poems
Bram de Does
Russian Modernism
Beckett's Trilogy
The Songlines
Linear A to Linear Z
A Bend in the River
Mr. Palomar
Journey Round My Room
The Myth of Sisyphus
Romeo and Juliet
The Periodic Table
The Trial
Gogol's Collected Stories
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Just So Stories
Le Grand Meaulnes
Don't Look Now


Three Plays of the Absurd
Nine Books of the Absurd



Light / Folds by Haein Song

Designed and printed in 2021
Bound in 2022
264 x 192 x 15 mm

Light / Folds contains 16 cyanotype prints of paper foldings, interlaid between 7 text on the theme of memory, time and light. All the paper foldings (jong-e-jeop-ki in Korean) include the method of interlocking, which requires the act of opening and closing. These 16 paper foldings have been exposed to UV light for different lengths of time—between 3 to 18 minutes—depending on the number of layers (hence thickness). The text reflects on memory, especially distance memory stored in the body, and the passing of time and light.

The paper was hand coated with Fotospeed cyanotype solution and the images were printed on Zerkall 145gsm off-white paper using a UV self-contained exposure unit at East London Printmakers. The text was set in Filosofia and letterpress printed from polymer plates on Zerkall 145gsm and Tosa Washi 28gsm using a Vandercook SP15 at London Centre for Book Arts.

Hand sewn and bound in the style of bradel binding, and covered in Windsor Morton and Balmoral. The front cover has been blind debossed at two different pressures to show the shape of paper folding. The book is housed in a solander box covered in the same cloth with suede panels in Chamel Royal and Rose.

The edition is limited to 26 numbered copies.