St Petersburg, 2006. Ø 430 mm

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, tells the story of the seven days of creation. Karasik in this publication uses seven round sheets of paper, showing seven different round iron manhole covers. Like the Lavatory book and the doors in Speech over spilled milk, it is a celebration of the vanishing old city of St Petersburg. On the back of these manhole covers, the text of the first three chapters of the book of Genesis is printed in four languages: Russian, English, Latin, and Hebrew. The sheets are bound with one metal screw inside round aluminium covers. The book is printed in a 15 copy edition and is kept in an orange cardboard box with a loose lid showing a manhole cover. On the inside of the lid and the bottom of the box nine images of manhole covers are printed.