Peter Netmail and the Edible Book
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by Giuseppe & Maria   
Friday, 06 April 2012
Posters of the International Teahour of the Edible Book and the MailArt exhibition Bake a Book a Day (Photographer: Maria)International Teahour of the Edible Book and MailArt exhibition Bake a Book a Day was presented by Peter Netmail in Aurelec Art Gallery. The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999. Béatrice created www.books2eat.com where despite the distances everybody can enjoy worldwide's creations. They contacted friends and colleagues; their first event happened in year 2000. Since then the festival continues as an annual sensation.

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The International Edible Book Festival is held annually around April 1st. In this particular day the artist Peter Netmail (Peter Kustermann) made a magic recipe with different kinds of tree and others ingredients into his box. Then with the help of the audience's energy and concentration it developed in a beautiful and good book for Auroville. To our knowledge, the following countries have held this festival: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States of America, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden. This event unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented and then consumed. April 1st is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them. - www.netmailart.de - www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html - Peter makes the recipe into the magic box, then covered by the black sheet and transformed in the Auroville Book   (Photographer: Maria) 1000 Trees for Auroville Edible's Book (Photographer: Maria) The audience starts to eat the books (Photographer: Maria) Chinese Tea's ceremony (Photographer: Maria) Some works from Bake a Book a Day Exhibition (Photographer: Maria) Bake a Book a Day takes place all over the world  (Photographer: Giuseppe)