hemel press is a collaborative project between Hannah Hemel and Heide Hinrichs. hemel press is dedicated to projects, that connect the field of Fine Arts to other fields. Due to Hannah's background the first field they entered has been literature. In spring 2008 hemel press published Hunter Mnemonics. A chapbook by Deborah Woodard with drawings by Heide Hinrichs.

Before that Hannah and Heide encountered Elizabeth Haines in Belgium. Together they created the leaflet New Suns for an exhibition that carried the very same title at Gallery Tatjana Pieters in Gent.

In fall 2009 hemel press released it's second publication in collaboration with Tatjana Pieters: the edition Rikki's .

At the beginning of 2012 Hannah and Heide have been working together with Melanie Noel on the connections between marsupials and loud speakers .

After the exhibition Echoes hemel press published in fall 2012 a booklet with drawings which Heide Hinrichs made in response to the text Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.

9 x 7 inch, 68 pages, 100 copies, hp 3, Brussels 2012

At the end of 2012 Hannah and Heide are very happy to announce that they have been asked to contribute two book covers for the poetry press Stockport Flats. The first cover is for a new full length collection of poems by Deborah Woodard with the title Borrowed Tales.

The second one is for the longly awaited book The Monarchs by Melanie Noel.

In fall 2017 on the occasion of the exhibition red offering in the project space of the White House Gallery in Lovenjoel, Hannah and Heide made in collaboration with their favorite copy shop Dyna Print and the wonderful book binder Clara Gevaert hemel press' 4th edition - Übergang. Uncountable hours of rubbing the floor between the two sections of the studio were matched with cautious photocopying and extremely careful sorting, cutting and binding.

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's book DICTEE was probably already laying somewhere on Hannah's desk whilst hemel press realized its first project in 2008, but it took until spring 2018 that Heide compleated its translation into German. The edition Silent Sisters / Stille Schwestern brings the original copy of DICTEE, published in 1982 by Tanam Press, New York, together with Heide's unauthorized German translation. Studio Storz in Berlin helped to finalize the file. Cultura in Wetteren printed the white copy and Clara Gevaert assembled the family members of hp's 5th publication. The sisters actually meet in the space that has been described in the previous edition Übergang.

For more information and inquiries please get in contact with Hannah or Heide at
h (at) 4h-club.org.