Gina, ein zuständiger Roman
Artist Novel, 10,5 x 18 cm, 304 p., language : German, publisher : Bom Dia Boa Tarde Bom Noite, ISBN : 978-3-96436-033-5.
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2031/760).
Dschina is a human livingthing. She ends up in a nettle grove with fantastical beings. But she is also a forager of fictional plants and is caught up in the fight between agents versus doers. Here some quotes: 'Nomattergod, please eat up this dehydrated landscape!' And this one: 'Livingthings are tragic things. And dead things make good fertiliser. And some have a compassionate pumpingheart. And this one: 'For death rhizome’s sake! Come on you tired screensavers! Do something! If you don’t do anything, you’ll die! You didn’t survive the apocalypse for nothing!'
Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice
On the one hand, Reto Pufler made artworks before the text that led the writing process. On the other hand, he made a number of installations, paintings, sculptures, performances, and audio works that illustrate the novel after writing it.
Authorship: Artist Author.
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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