Artist Novel, 12.5 x 19.7 cm, 256 p., language : English, publisher : Art and Theory, ISBN : 9789198672053.
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: Collection MuHKA, Antwerpen (Inv. no. B 2031/436).
In Solo, Dana Sederowsky has created a character who actively rejects society, a character who refuses to need anyone else. In short, disjointed sentences, and through lists, protocols, long paragraphs and empty pages, the narrator describes a life in complete isolation. Other people are examined from afar. Their behavior is dissected, analysed and despised. Feverish dreams start to trespass on this repetitive, claustrophobic existence. Slowly, reality begins to come apart.
Solo is the English edition of the Swedish original Separat, translated by Anna Tebelius.
Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice
Whereas the artist's novel is a separate project, Sederowsky usually works mainly with texts through the use of monologues in her video performances. Repetitive text installations and the creation of different characters often appear in her work – which points to a connection between Solo and her practice at large.
Authorship: Artist Author.
Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.
Publishing: Art Books Publishing House.
Theme: Absence, Art, Claustrophobia, Control, Everyday Life, Formalism, Identity, Isolation, Nihilism, Perception, Performative Language, Poetry, Protocol, Repetition, Rituals, Science, States of the Self, Survival, Time, Truth.
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The Artist's Novel
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest