benandsebastian’s book Silent Parties has been selected by the Danish Association of Book Crafts for this year’s ‘Best Danish Book design.’ The book, which has been designed by benandsebastian and Alexis Mark, is on display on the first floor of the Royal Danish Library’s Black Diamond building until the 13th of August 2024.

Silent Parties  spans from a 15th century case involving a cock being tried for laying an egg, to a contemporary case examining whether life-size singing and dancing robots should be considered “live performers”.  benandsebastian have collaborated with specialists working within the fields of law, robotics, ethics, anthropology and cognition, addressing ways in which nonhumans have been silent, but also revelatory, parties in legal history.

The book is published with Hatje Cantz and Roulette Russe.