Gina, ein zuständiger Roman

Reto Pulfer


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).

Literary synopsis

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. 

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