Paul Bogaers


Book, 13.8 x 21 cm, 41 p, language: Dutch, publisher: Uitgeverij IJzer, ISBN: 90 74328 04 0.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/838).

Literary synopsis Collage novel, pasted together from exclusively found sentences collected from various kinds of old books. The original typography is maintained, by using scans of the original source pages. The novel tells associatively and suggestively the story of a man looking back on his (erotic) expeditions to the ‘Dark Continent’ of Africa. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice The novel is created in a method very much parallel to Bogaers’ (photographic) art work, in which he makes use of photographic images, both self-made and found. They are then brought together to form combinations generating new or altered meanings. In his literary work he follows the same method, only with sentences instead of images, and making use of exclusively found material. In both cases the work originates from his fascination for the possibilities of combining 'used' materials into something completely new, by means of association and suggestion. [Novel website](

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