This rather odd circular accordion that does not open up in the traditional manner (indeed, its questionable if it really fits the definition of an accordion) is the documentation for a 33 feet long and 24" high 360 degree panorama that Bucher installed for her 2011 exhibition at the Kuntsmuseum, Lucerne.
Bucher's free hanging panorama was installed in a round room in the museum and consisted of over 2000 images of war from different periods, and various countries, that Bucher scanned and then re-assembled into this huge panoramic digital collage. I'm assuming you stood in the middle of this work and then scanned the panorama by turning around (see photo of artist with work below). Bucher received the Manor Art Prize Central Switzerland, and an exhibition at the museum was part of the prize, and this was the work she created for this occasion.
As you can see in the 2 images of the book opened up, it's presented in such a way that you cannot open up the accordion so that you can see the whole work. All you can do is open it up on some large table and then walk around it. Which is all kind of odd since with the real thing you stood in the middle and scanned the panorama from that vantage point. With the book as it is you are locked out from coming close to experiencing the work as it was in situ.
Another thing, I'm not sure if my copy has a printing defect but in many areas of the pages there's a sort of white mottled effect throughout the book, and once you notice it, it really takes away from one's experience of the book!
32 single-sided pages, individually 8" x 12", circumference 32 feet.
the book 'opened up'
Photo: Maria Schmid